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scene. look at that backup that's coming northbound to the airport. southbound is even worse from before you get to 380. that's tough with so many people traveling. another local news update in about half an hour. we'll check the morning compute as well toou getut t o anheut t >> have a great day everybody. good morning. the rush is on. the thanksgiving travel crunch is under way and two powerful storm systems are already having a big impact on the roads and the airports nationwide. we're live with the travel headaches and hassles you'll face today. flour power, two kids turn their living room into aea of white, and ignite a controversy in the process. is this video for real or was it baked up for fame? the family who made it speaks out in an exclusive, live interview. and singing in the rain. thousands of fans and their parents pack the plaza to see justin bieber live in concert,
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and a little rain, make that a lot of rain, isn't dampening their spirits for the main event "today," wednesday, november 23rd, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning everyone and welcome to "today" on a friday -- on a wednesday morning. it feels like a friday, and welcome to bedlam. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. good morning, everybody. talk about fan devotion. these people have been out here for days, and you know what's really remarkable is they've been braving heavy rains as you just mentioned and the nypd just mentioned they blocked off 48th street because this line stretches for six blocks. >> with good reason, because at 4:30 this morning, when i came
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in, not only did the line go up 48th street to fifth avenue but then went as ann said, six or seven city blocks to the north. those people have now filled in 48th street and i have a feeling if you're commuting in this area this morning, you are out of luck. >> that's right. this is actually one of i think the biggest concerts ever for the "today" show. meanti meantime the crowds are also gathering on the airports and roads because this is a huge time for people to travel. the thanksgiving rush is beginning. we want to find out about what the weather is going to be like. we'll go inside to al to talk about that. al, what can you tell us about the travel? >> ann and matt take a look. this is the pacific northwest, that's our one big trouble spot. snoqualmie pass, i-90 closed yesterday and they reopened it for a bit but it may close again today because we're expecting snow in that area. let's move a little further south to portland, oregon. snow not the problem but heavy
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winds and heavy rain, causing flooding, cars being forced to drive through standing water and they're looking at more rain again today. let's go to the radar, you'll see exactly what's going on, heavy rain stretching from northern california all the way on up into seattle. rainfall amounts along the coast with 40-mile-per-hour wind gusts, we're talking anywhere from one to four inches of rain, four to six inches of snow and as we move east airport delays in seattle, portland, san francisco for rain and wind. here in the east we've got rain stretching from florida, all the way up to boston, snow in new england, and we've got a lot of snow to talk about, up to 12 inches of snow or more in parts of northern new england, and the rainfall amounts we're talking anywhere from one to three inches of rain, so not only are you going to have problems at the airports, boston, new york city, newark, philly, washington, atlanta, they're going to be looking at gusty winds. traveling along the i-95
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corridor is going to be a mess, we're talking about heavy rain, possibility of flooding and of course the airports are going to be a big problem. ironically, everywhere in between, chicago, dallas, cincinnati, all of the big hubs, salt lake city, it's clear as a bell but if you're either traveling to or from the east coast to the pacific northwest, pack a lot of patience, as well as your bags. matt? >> al, thanks very much. we'll have the rest of your thanksgiving forecast in a moment. first more on the weather's impact on the travel rush. nbc's mike taibbi is on the grand central parkway in queens, new york, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the traffic is already building up here. the rain has been coming down in sheets. there have been some flooding in some spots, we saw that so as al said it's going to be a nightmare. still, and even though the economy recovery is coming slowly for so many people it looks like a lot of people choosing family over finances right now, because travel is going to be up about 42.5 million traveler this is thanksgiving weekend, 91% of
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those will be driving, 40% of those on thanksgiving day itself. the big volume is wednesday today and sunday, the end of the holiday weekend. some people know about the bad news of course having to do with gas prices up about 49 cents a gallon over this time last year. some good news, the roadworks guys are taking the holiday weekend off, too, so you won't have those obstructions at all and also the weather in the northeast as al said is likely going to clear this afternoon. break out the long version of "stairway to heaven" wait, i'm dating myself. >> mike taibbi in queens this morning, thank you. happy thanksgiving as well. how are things looking at the airports? nbc's tom costello is at reagan international airport. >> reporter: good morning. the rough economy, high jet fuel prices forced the airlines to cut back on the number of planes in service at any given moment. if you are flying right now or over the coming days expect the plane to be packed.
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sunrise in charlotte. >> charlotte, 4538 -- >> reporter: the second most trafficke eked airport on the e coast is coming alive. >> proceed to line 31.6. >> reporter: this is u.s. airways biggest hub operation with 600 flights, 50,000 passengers a day. >> as the volume increases the loads increase, the baggage loads increase. >> taxiway tango, pickup, echo. >> reporter: planes are flying 90% to 1% full and all airlines cut back, all of the more reasons to check at home, print your boarding pass at home, even pay for the bags before you leave home. >> thank you, ma'am. >> reporter: 400 miles to the north in pittsburgh. >> philadelphia west and vfr
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with an opt mat arrival rate. >> reporter: the command center watches all of the planes, passengers, pilots and crew members across the country. >> we just got advise runway one has opened up. >> reporter: with one icon assistantly trained on the weather. >> westbound internationals are on time. >> reporter: bob maloney is in charge. what do you most worry about going into the thanksgiving and christmas travel season? >> mostly weather w thunderstorm and/or snowstorms, particularly in the northeast that could really slow us down. >> reporter: and today, weather is indeed the wild card. >> there's only one chance, only one thanksgiving dinner, we have to be really sharp around thanksgiving and all the holidays. >> reporter: traveler also fly between today and monday morning, the average fare $212, about $40 higher than a year ago. a change to the controversial full body scanners at the tsa checkpoints. >> we've converted over half of our machines to have a privacy
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filter. >> the kickoff to winter and one of the biggest travel periods of the year now in full gear. so al talked about the airports to watch. if you go to, get a free update on what every airport in the country is doing. at this moment, minimal delays but as al suggested it's going to be a rough day throughout the country. back to you. >> tom, thank you very much, happy thanksgiving. tom costello at reagan national airport. gop presidential candidates will be back on the campaign trail today after clashing in their 11th debate tuesday night. nbc's kristen welker has the latest on this. >> good morning to you, ann. former house speaker newt gingrich is currently at the top of several polls but the republican field has been volatile so it's not clear if he's just the current favorite or something more. tuesday night he tried to solidify his spot. republican candidates faced off
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tuesday night on foreign policy and national security. >> i think the patriot act is unpatriotic. >> who would be profiled? >> muslims obviously would be someone you'd look at. >> i'd support israel. >> all eyes on newt gingrich, the latest candidate to surge to the top of the polls he may have raised conservative eyebrows for saying he would not expel all long time illegal immigrants. >> if you've been here 25 years, three kids, two grandkids, paying taxes and obeying the law, belong to a local church i don't think we're going to separate you from the family, uproot you forcefully and kick you out. >> that in effect is amnesty. >> amnesty is a magnet. >> gingrich insisted he's not talking about amnesty. >> i don't see how -- the party that says it's the party of the famently is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a 1/4 quarter century and i'm prepared to take the heat. >> reporter: he also drew sharp contrast with challenges suggesting he would not rule out
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cuts in defense spending. >> would you be willing to say that our national security is so pa paramount that cuts to the defense budget are unacceptable? >> no. >> reporter: but texas governor rick perry disagreed, and hit president obama for suggesting he would allow cuts to go forward. >> even his own secretary of defense said it was irresponsible. as a matter of fact, if leon panetta is an honorable man he should resign in protest. >> reporter: there were a few moments of levity. herman cain seemed to forget moderator wolf blitzer's name. >> no, blitz, that's oversimplifying it. i'm sorry, not blitz, i meant wolf. >> romney's election team critics say he used a quote for president obama out of context. romney has been flirting with first place in the polls for months but has yet to solidify a front-runner status. ann? >> kristen welker reporting this
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morning, thanks a lot. happy thanksgiving to you. let's go over to the news desk. natalie has a check of the top stories of the morning. good morning to you. >> good morning matt and ann and good morning, everyone. massive protests continue in cairo's tahrir square. they have the country's military seeking an exit strategy this morning. this as three american students are detained by officials there for allegedly joining those protesters. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in tahrir square with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. u.s. embassy officials in cairo are meeting with them today and were present yesterday as they were questioned by egyptian authorities for allegedly throwing molotov cocktails at security forces. on the ground, clashes are continuing today, as the egyptian military is seeking to deescalate this crisis, offering to hold early presidential elections. many political parties in this country are accepting that compromise, but here in the
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square, the protesters say it's not enough. they want an immediate transfer of authority to civilian rule, so a standoff continues. >> richard engel in tahrir square, thank you. in yemen, state tv reports that president ali abdullah sal saleh bowed to protest to leave office. he's signing a power deal in exchange for immunity from prosecution. two new child abuse charges have been launched against jerry sandusky. peter alexander, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we are learning about two new child abuse sexual allegations against jerry sandusky. in both cases the victims are still believed to be under the age of 18. the "harrisburg patriot news" reports this morning the two cases have been opened by child and youth services here in pennsylvania within the last two months. now if they are found to be
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credible, this could raise some serious questions about why authorities waited until the end of a three-year grand jury investigation to arrest jerry sandusky. today there are new indications the penn state scandal may include obstruction of justice, according to a source familiar with the investigation, pennsylvania state prosecutors filed a secret motion in july to hold sandusky's charity, it's called the second mile, in contempt, after the organization failed to turn over sandusky's subpoenaed expense records. the motion was later withdrawn but some of those documents that may have contained details about sandusky's relationships with the second mile children, natalie, are still missing. >> peter alexander at state college, thanks so much, peter. unbelievable accident caught on tape this morning in a busy area of auckland, new zealand. the helicopter was installing a christmas tree, it got caught in some cables, snapping the tail and crashing to the ground. you see that guy in a are rowly
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escapes. the pilot escaped with no major injuries. no one on the ground amazingly was hurt which is a huge relief. 7:13, back over to matt and ann. not sure why they're installing a christmas tree with a helicopter. >> what's great is the blades were not allowed to twist off and go through, it was caught. >> that pilot almost falls out the door. the door opened. look at him. he neerarly comes right out of that. let's get a check of the weather. let's go outside. hey you. >> how are you doing? we are here with all of the bieber fans. this is the biggest crowd we've ever had. it goes all the way over to 50th street, down 49th street, down to fifth avenue. it is amazing, and they're still coming in, still trying to get in. let's see what's happening. first of all we've got your
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bieber fever forecast, steady rain east of the area with just a few showers by the time justin bieber takes to our plaza stage. there's the rain. look at that. you can see the edge of it, just clearing our plaza. that's good news. if you're going to the thanksgiving day parade, all of the folks making their way to macy's 85th thanksgiving day parade. we have a great forecast for you, sunny, breezy temperatures, low to upper 40s, light winds, there could be gusts up to 20 miles per hour. we think it's going to be okay, though, all in all, not bad. that's what's going on in the country. here's what' good wednesday morning to you. well, we have rain on the way between 8:00 to 10:00 it arrives in the north bay and starts to spread to the south. thanksgiving morning the showers will start to subside. then gradual clearing tomorrow afternoon. we have a 15-minute delay out of sfo. if you're trying the get into
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sfo, make sure you keep that in mind. low ceilings there. 60 on friday. >> that's your latest weather. you guys want to know how far until justin bieber? there's the countdown clock, one hour and three minutes to the culmination of bieber fever! matt? >> all right, al, thank you very much. meanwhile, new arrests have been made in connection with a widening s.a.t. cheating scandal that rocked an affluent new york sfwushz. be suburbs. tom yamas, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the scandal involves five students from the upscale long island communities. the cheating has been going on for years and now the elaborate plan has been busted wide open. bright, giftsed and in handcuffs, not what you'd expect from the head of the class. >> reporter: what's your best score? >> reporter: investigators say the high school graduates got
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paid thousands of dollars to take the s.a.t. or a.c.t. exam for other kids. >> reporter: did you cheat on the s.a.t. snz. >> reporter: the students turned themselves in tuesday morning. they're all graduates of high schools in nassau county. the trio pled not guilty to charges of scheme to defraud, falsifying business records and criminal impersonation. >> we now know that this kind of cheating is really very easy to do, because of inadequate security procedures at test centers. >> reporter: these are the students accused of paying as much as $3,500 to have the test taken for them. they ran out of court tuesday with their faces covered. they're all facing misdemeanor charges because they're minors. attorneys representing the students say that this is not a criminal matter. >> the criminal justice system is not the place to push an agenda on the backs of schoolchildren. >> we teach our kids it's okay to cheat on wall street, it's okay to take steroids and get into the nfl, it's okay to gain
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what we now define as success as money, gain it by cheating, when we teach our kids, we're condoning this type of action. i don't feel it's right to prosecute them. >> reporter: administrators at great neck north high, one of the nation's top high schools uncovered the cheating scandal back in september. they noticed some test scores didn't add up. seven students were arrested then. their cases still pending. now, the high stakes big money problem is growing, and people who live in this upscale community aren't surprised. >> in this town, it's the normal. you know, when you have money you can get whatever you want. it's not what you know, it's who you know, right? >> the at the end of the day every s.a.t. grade from our school is going to have to be taken with a grain of salt because of these kids. it's not fair. >> reporter: if convicted the accused test takers could face up to four years in prison. right now the d.a. here is currently working on legislation to reform the standardized testing process, while the s.a.t. is currently reviewing
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their security protocol. as for the a.c.t., they've already upped their security measures for the test taking process. >> tom llamas for us in great neck, new york, thanks so much. it's 18 after the hour. here's ann. it turns out you don't have to wait until black friday for holiday shopping. stores are opening, many on thanksgiving day and many are not happy about the new trend. craig, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. no lines at this target just yet but we all know that will be changing soon. target opening midnight thursday into friday. as you might imagine that's not sitting very well with some folks. et cetera a holiday tradition that's changing thanksgiving for stores, for shoppers and for workers as well. crushing crowds for cheap gadgets and gotta have toys have
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become a holiday tradition. for a handful of retailers black friday starts thursday, thanksgiving day. >> everybody is extremely nervous what the holiday season is going to be and retailers believe the earlier they open and the more hype the more they make this an event. >> reporter: many stores make up to a quarter of their sales during the holidays and consumer confidence is at an all-time low but it's creating a backlash. >> christmas stuff is out before halloween. >> reporter: do you like that? >> no. >> many workers who have to cut thanksgiving dinner short or miss it all together to stock shelves and man registers are downright angry. >> my heart goes out to anyone who has to work on thanksgiving, like the police, firefighters, but to say that retail workers are on the same level of importance as emergency services on thanksgiving, i think that's just like a false argument. >> reporter: anthony hardwick is
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a part-time employee in nebraska whose online petition to save thanksgiving got nearly 200,000 signatures. monday, volunteers delivered it to target headquarters in minnesota. target officials responded. >> our guests have expressed they would prefer to kick off their holiday shopping experience right after the holiday celebrations, rather than getting up in the middle of the night. >> reporter: for some, the black friday marathon is already under way, at this best buy in florida, an eager shopper turned the parking lot into a campsite two weeks ago. >> dr. peppers, waters, soon we'll have some lunch meat. >> reporter: this guy set up at a louisiana store last friday. >> they got a lot better prices than last year. >> reporter: in texas another dedicated deal finder. >> it's an $800 tv for $200 so we figure people will be here really early. >> reporter: all part of retailers' efforts to create their kind of friday frenzy as common as the turkey itself. >> consumers want to be part of it because there's some badge
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bounty to say i was there at 4:00 in the morning, it's like a bumper sticker that says i climbed mt. everest on my car. i survived, endured, i brought back the flat screen tv. >> yes, the flat screen television. 152 million, ann, that's the number according to the national retail federation, the number of folks expected to shop this weekend, that's up from 138 million a year ago. >> people want those deals. craig melvin thank you so much this morning. and still ahead, was this mess caused by two young boys with a bag of flour staged? the family involved joins us for a live interview to tell us about it for the first time and later on, a huge crowd has packed our plaza and have been waiting for justin bieber to take the stage. that's his dressing room. yep, there he is and they're all excited outside for one of the biggest concerts ever from the "today" show, but first this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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still ahead our thanksgiving dinner at martha stewart's. >> plus justin bieber live after your local news. is this the right way? [ girl screaming ] i take that as a "yes." [ girl screaming ] [ girl screaming ] i guess you're excited, too. [ girl screaming ] [ female announcer ] get justin bieber's someday gift set and we'll donate two dollars to the make-a-wish foundation. only at macy's. the black friday sale starts at midnight.
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good morning to you. 7:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a major traffic problem to report on the peninsula this morning. a crash on highway 101 causing major delays in the southbound direction. nsh lanes actually have just reopened, but there's still plenty of backup to get through. we'll check in with mike inouye for the details. >> the video you're looking at is the backup approaching sfo from the south, northbound side equally as horrible. there's the accident scene. even though they just reopened the northbound lanes, there's still a significant backup approaching sfo.
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the sfb side is slowed out of millbrae an san francisco. we have an alternate for you that is southbound 280, go to eastbound 380, that will get you to an exit that can take you to sfo and that should take you through some of the backup, but not completely clear. but better than 101. b.a.r.t. is a great option to you. southbound has four lanes blocked. that's a problem get together the airport. once you get to the airport, we'll check the rest of the flights as well. >> we have 50-minute delays due to low ceilings. low clouds will be a factor through this afternoon with the rain system on the way. a few a.m. showers tomorrow. the bulk of the moisture will come through overnight. by black friday just a little patchy fog, sun and clouds. temperatures will start to warmup. here is the front draped across northern california. it's going to start to move in bringing more and more cloud cover throughout the day. our first showers arrive, bulk of the moisture at about 10:00 p.m. lasting through the
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overnight hours. a nice, dry break for the second half of your thanksgiving. saturday warmer an monday, warmest day of the coming week, 68 degrees. we do have warmer and fair weather on the way. we've got to get through this storm system first. back to laura. >> we'll send it off to break right now. but before we go, for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area on facebook. another local news update in about half an hour. we'll update the morning commute for you as we realize lots of folks headed out of town for the thanksgiving day holiday. have a great wednesday morning. if i can take classes year round
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over the new york area the rain system is moving out to the east. al guaranties sunny skies by the time -- no, i'm making that up, but it's going to be better than it is right now. >> which is terrific. they're very excited, so are we inside studio 1a i'm ann curry alongside matt lauer. a new video triggering a big debate on our facebook page. >> a living room covered in flour from two young boys in michigan. some say it looks like something their kids would do. others are crying hoax. what does the family behind the video have to say? the family speaks out in an exclusive live interview. plus who gets the huge fortune of one of the world's richest women, who died earlier this year? we're learning new details about her will and you might be surprised who stands to make millions. more of our thanksgiving dinner at martha stewart's beautiful home. some pointers how you can spice
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up your holiday table this year. we begin with the latest on the natalie wood death investigation, two people connected to the 1981 case are now speaking out. nbc's miguel almaguer is in los angeles with details on this. hi, miguel. >> good morning. natalie wood's death was a high profile case 30 years ago, thrust back into the national spotlight last week when investigators said they would reopen the case. 30 years after natalie wood drowned, a potential witness tells nbc news she was interviewed tuesday by detectives for the first time, some three decades after woods' death was ruled an accident. marilyn wayne says her boat was 90 feet away from the "splendour" the night wood died. she spoke to cbs news. >> i heard a woman calling for help "help me, somebody please help me, i'm drowning. "wayne tells nbc news she never saw wood in the water but says police should have interviewed her about wood 30 years ago.
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>> looked like she hadn't been deceased for very long. >> reporter: roger smith says the detectives should have new questions for him as well. smith says based on what he observed, wood clung to life for hours as she cried for help from a raft. >> i knew she was probably hanging onto that raft for that long a time and she must have held onto it. >> reporter: a three-time oscar nominated actress. ♪ i feel pretty, oh so pretty >> reporter: wood had a well documented phobia of the ocean. >> i've always been terrified, still am, of water, dark water, sea water. >> reporter: but that fear didn't stop her from a thanksgiving weekend boat trip with husband robert wagner and fellow actor christopher walken. >> the captain of the boat, dennis davern said repeatedly as soon as robert wagner saw chris wallingen come aboard the
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"splendour" that weekend there was this intense jealous sort of feeling in the air. >> reporter: investigators say wagner is not a suspect. >> you think there's a chance i killed massey? >> reporter: in an ironic twist tuesday night the 81-year-old actor played a murder suspect in prime time tv. his publicist says the family welcomes the new investigation. natalie wood was one of hollywood's biggest stars. her life celebrated, her death remains a mystery. legal experts say because this case is some 30 years old, if investigators wanted to file any new charges it would have to be a bombshell, a charge of murder. attorneys say because of the statute of limitations, any other charges would not be able to be charged. >> thanks so much. here's ann. now to the fortune left behind by one of the world's richest and most reclusive heiresses. nbc's jeff rossen is here with
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details. >> turns out i'm hanging out with the wrong people. good morning to you. just to give you an idea of how rich hughett clark was she owned the fifth largest apartment in manhattan, 42 rooms, she was worth half a billion dollars and in her will, no money for her family, no money for rich and powerful friends. guess who she really hooked up? her nurse. introducing the world's newest multimillionaire, hadassa perry, a home health care aide, she stands to inherit an estimated $34 million, in fact, perry already owns five beautiful homes and reportedly even a bentley. gifts from her former boss, the 104-year-old heir's, hughette clark, one of the richest woman in the world who in her world called perry "my loyal nurse, friend and companion." >> she was assigned randomly by
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a home care agency to be hughette clark's nurse. it was interesting to be dealing with her every day. >> reporter: hughette clark owned three massive estates. this hugs the california coast, value over $100 million. clark's estate in connecticut is worth over $20 million and of course, the prestigious fifth avenue property filled with dolls and fine art, worth over $100 million. most of it will be sold off or go to a museum. clark herself lived in seclusion, at beth israel medical center. what would be her final home where she died in september. clark was surrounded by her treasured collection of french dolls, which by the way she also gave to her nurse. the entire doll collection, including dollhouses and doll clothing. clark's lifestyle was so mysterious, this is the last known picture ever taken of her, in 1930.
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her death came just two weeks shy of her 105th birthday. >> the will names the attorney and the accountant as beneficiaries. these raise red flags. they're not proof of wrongdoing. they're being investigated. >> reporter: prosecutors are looking into clark's inner circle, her lawyer, wally bach and account irving kamslor. did they sell off some of clark's assets without her full knowledge? they deny jowrongdoing but clars nurse stands to inherit the most from this will, a millionaire, 34 times over. >> good for her. hughette clark left nothing to her family. in the will she made a point of saying "they get nothing. "clark was briefly married but had no children. she has relatives, nieces and nephews and they're trying to fight for their share of the pie here. >> this is probably the beginning of something. >> definitely the beginning. now let's get a check of the
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weather from al. >> announcer: "today's weather" is brought to you by chico's. live for the present at >> good morning, everybody. as we look at the fever pitch, the bieber fever and a crowd stretching from 50th street all the way to 48th street, here they are, wow! let's check your weather. the good news is the weather for bieber fever looks good. no sunshine but the rain has stopped. afternoon highs nice and toasty down in florida, down through the southwest, chilly conditions from the great lakes into new england, massive snow and up to a foot of snow, a lot of rain, heavy rain and wind in the pacific northwest. that's wha good wednesday morning to you. traffic here on the bridge looking good. but if you're trying to fly out of sfo right now, you'll probably encounter delays. we have reported 50-minute delays due to low ceilings, all the low clouds settling in.
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the system of low pressure expected to bring steady rainfall to the bay area from 10:00 p.m. tonight until about 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. a nice break for your thanksgiving. 58 in san francisco. my people! >> they love you. >> my people! >> al, thanks. they love you, al. al, thank you so much. coming up next, the debate over this video of two little boys destroying their home with a bag of flour. is it real or was it staged? we'll talk to the family coming up, right after this.
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stars two toddlers and a bag of flour as the kids make a complete mess of their home's living room but some people online are responding with cries of hoax. the family is with us now. mary and vince napopli are here with zachary and an out cold andrew. good morning, nice to see you. >> good morning. >> all you have to do is show this video to a roomful of people and start a fight. people say wow my kids have done the same thing, what a mess w oil and vinegar, not flour and other people who look at this video and say no, that is a hoax. so is it kids behaving badly or adults behaving badly? convince me. >> it's both. i left the child safety lock off of that cabinet door, and went to the bathroom too long. it's my fault for that, but they did the work themselves. >> no help from you? no help from vince. you didn't spread it around a little more than they had spread it around? >> no, no, no, when i came out of the bathroom and i
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immediately saw -- >> how long were you in there by a way. >> i was under the weather, i'm not going to get into details here. so i was in there, i don't know, maybe under five, just under five minutes at most. >> they did all this in under five minutes. when people look at this video, mary t brings out the forensic investigator in them. they look at the couches, if they can start to run it again and they say wait a minute, the kids would have dumped this flour out in one spot and spread it around but look at how even dispersed it is, they look at how high it is up on the pictures and the lamp shade and they say there's no way these kids could have done this. this is an attempt at youtube fame. >> we challenge those people to give their 3-year-old and 1 1/2-year-old a bag of flour and try it. >> seriously. >> it's so light and just -- >> sticks to everything. to be honest with you i don't know how they did it because i was in the bathroom. >> the other thing that people are question something your
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reaction. we hear you on this entire tape and you set the ""guinness book of world records"" for "oh my gosh" in three minutes. you seem, a, so calm, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, and they say that's not the reaction a parent would have when they walk out and see their home trashed like this. >> well, you know, i had seen it before i grabbed my camera, so i was already, i probably, you know, dropped a couple words i maybe shouldn't have, and, to myself and then i grabbed my fam rah, it had flour on it because it was in the living room and cleaned it up, went back to the bathroom, took a deep breath and started recording and you know, what mom is going to start -- i was sending it to my family. i'm not going to swear as i'm recording. that's ridiculous, and i was in shock and i also was very under the weather, so i wasn't feeling well. >> how does it feel to have so many people questioning your integrity based on this tape? you put this up on youtube i
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imagine if it's true and it's real just for fun and now you've got all of these people saying this is not right. >> well we put it on youtube because my sisters and in-laws don't have facebook so i asked him to put it on the internet, in a way that my family could see it and then i put it on facebook and it just kind of started to go crazy and i said let's roll with the punches, hey, and we didn't realize how crazy it could get. >> how long did it take to clean up? >> on and off for seven hours, 3:00 p.m. until about 11:00. we took breaks for din per >> these kids are so grounded. mary, vince, zachary and andrew, thank you very much. happy thanksgiving. our thanksgiving dinner at martha stewart's and justin bieber reveals his big surprise, that's right after this. [ mom ] haddy, come on. we got a new book!
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good morning. it's 7:56 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. major traffic problems to report on the peninsula. a crash on 101 causing major delays in the southbound direction. christie smith joins us live by sfo with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, laura. this accident was cleared out of here maybe ten to 15 minutes ago, southbound 101 right near the airport. it created a big backup, a big mess. here we are the day before thanksgiving. the drivers going northbound, the cars flipped over into the south lanes. unknown condition of the driver this morning. wanted to mention for those headed to sfo, this could be a real problem because the spokesperson is saying the planes are basically full and you want to do your best to get here on time.
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they're not holding any planes waiting for anyone. the only way that would happen is if a crew member is still stuck in traffic. that's the latest from here. reporting live from sfo. it happens to be the busiest travel day of the year. i want to check in with mike with a look at the morning commute. >> on the roads and in the air. this is affecting both. as christie said, all lanes of 101 cleared at the scene. the northbound side cleared earlier than the southbound side. we still have slowing approaching the sfo exit. a lot of folks using 280 as your alternate. that's over on your left over towards 380. that's a little unusual. slowing out of san francisco through business bane and approaching 380 as well. speeds closer to 50. there's a 40. allow extra time heading to sfo. if you're going to sfo or oakland, b.a.r.t. has extended the trains, longer trains for today and sunday. keep that in mind. the air b.a.r.t. from the oakland coliseum station to the oakland airport runs every 10 to
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15 minutes. pretty frequent if you want to try that option. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area on facebook. i'll have another local news update for you in about half an hour. have a great morning. . all right, i'll be right back. okay. ♪ [ male announcer ] sometimes the giving can be just as amazing as the gift. what do you think? [ laughs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] the lexus december to remember sales event is here, but only for a limited time. see your lexus dealer for exclusive lease offers on the 2012 ct 200h and, as a gift from lexus, we'll make your first month's payment.
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♪ 8:00 now on a wednesday morning. it's the 23rd day of november, 2011. not the most beautiful day here in the new york area, but just tell that to me see fans of justin bieber who are packing the plaza, packing this area for about 24 to 48 hours, oblivious to the rain, and their efforts will be paid off very soon, justin takes to the concert stage. out on the plaza, i'm matt lauer along with ann curry, al roker. i'd say we've got, what, 6,000, 7,000, 8,000, 9,000. >> i think more. >> all here for one reason,
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martha stewart coming up in this half hour. >> that's right, because yesterday we had a piece about going to her compound for thanksgiving and getting ready for thanksgiving. today we're going to sit down and have a meal and look at how she decorates. she'll be in our studio to show us last-minute tips for thanksgiving and tell us the most important part about thanksgiving to her. >> good. >> right. >> after you've stuffed yourself with thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin pie. we've got a preview of some of the great movies coming out for the holiday season. >> we've got a lot to get to, and let's start by going inside. natalie is standing by at the news desk with the headlines. >> good morning, matt, ann and al and good morning, everyone. millions of americans are headed home for the thanksgiving holiday today but both on the road and at the table, expect to pay a lot more this year than last. gas prices in the average round trip air fare for the country's most popular routes are both up
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20% for 2011, even as some 42.5 million people are expected to travel this year. that's the highest number since the start of the recession. and the price jumps don't end there. the average turkey dinner with all the trimmings will cost you about 13% more than it did last year. republican presidential hopeful newt gingrich may have surprised some conservatives during last night's gop debate. gingrich, who has been surging in some polls said he would not expel all illegal immigrants, for instance, those who have been here 25 years, raised a family, joined a church and obey the law. the texas judge whose videotaped beating of his teenaged daughter went viral has been suspended without pay while the case is being investigated. judge william adams claims his daughter, who is now 23 years old, uploaded the 2004 video because he threatened to cut her financial support after she dropped out of college. former new jersey governor and u.s. senator jon corzine has
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been called to testify before congress about the collapse of mf global, the financial firm he headed until its stunning collapse last month. let's thoed wall street. courtney reagan is at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> investors are holding on to holiday shopping for a bright spot to the market. but otherwise discouraged and fumbling in europe when it comes to dealing with debt and deficits. the markets are hoping for a santa claus rally to accompany the expected 3% growth of holiday sales. november and december are traditionally strong months for stocks but it's been a rough november so december has some making up to do. natalie, back to you. >> we need a santa claus rally all right. courtney reagan, thanks. now for a look at what is trending today. a quick roundup of what has you talking joen line, damp, chilly weather has done nothing to quiet the bieber fever here on our plaza, some shivering fans are even calling it bieber-rrrr fever in their tweets.
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and justin is tweeting himself about the excited crowd. and jennifer lopez may have lost some of her credibility on the block with her new ad for fiat, shows her driving through home turf in the bronx, break dancers, graffiti artists and kids playing in a hydrant. but the smoking is saying she filmed the portion in los angeles, not the bronx. check out the video from youtube sensation deejay lola, he may be from germany but he's excited about one particular thanksgiving dish. ♪ some of you know how to do this, some of y'all don't ♪ >> i guess he likes his sweet potatoes. somebody tweet him a thanksgiving dinner invitation because i think he'll need it. that's the latest right now. it's 8:04. let's go back to al with a check of your weather. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by coffeemate. get in the spirit picking up your favorite holiday flavors.
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>> i yam what i yam. we have all of our bieber fans, they are ready to rock, baby. we put up the countdown clock? how much time until bieber fever? wow. 14 minutes and 3 seconds. wow! let's check your weather. our picture of the day just haens to be new york city, we got bieber fever, a lot of wet weather, snow up in new england and if you live in the pacific northwest a lot of rain coming in there, heavy rain, winds, mountain snows, heavy rain in the northeast, moving out, that's the good news. in between looking good, fog in the central and lower plains. that's what's going on in the country. here's what's good wednesday morning to you. a little bit of fog through sunol. the good news is, the drive is on. everybody moving even through the fog. there's a front on the way,
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that's going to bring us rainfall through 10:00 p.m. tonight through the greater bay area. those showers will continue through 5:00 p.m., then they'll start to break apart, and we'll get a nice dry break for the second half of your thanksgiving. temperatures today, ending up in the upper 50s, low 60s. even colder for tomorrow. but the warm-up is on friday through monday. >> and we've got more bieber fever fans this way. they're right next to the guitars, wow! mr. lauer? >> all right, mr. roker, thanks. when we come back, martha stewart's home for the holidays. we'll enjoy a thanksgiving feast with the queen of entertaining, and then, yes, justin bieber live in concert, but first, these messages. ha ♪ ♪ express yourself ♪ [ female announcer ] your favorite holiday flavors are here. with some new ones to love. ♪ ♪ oh, do it
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>> announcer: "martha on today" is brought to you by macy's. the martha stewart collection is only at macy's and >> back now on "martha on today." some last minute ideas for your thanksgiving book. in a moment, martha will share tips from "martha's entertaining: a year of celebrations." >> as you know we all withent to martha's house to enjoy thanksgiving meal and this morning we enjoy the fruits. take a look. >> here it is up on the right. >> it was a day at the farm in bedford, new york. >> welcome to the farm. >> eureka. >> elbow grease, al. >> we worked.
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and played. >> you've been preparing for us. >> oh, boy, turkey day. >> the ultimate thanksgiving dinner, courtesy of the ultimate holiday host. >> this is our dining room. >> woo! >> look what we have in front of us. >> beautiful. >> oh my gosh. wow. >> it's beautiful. >> this is perfect. >> martha, this is unbelievable. >> one look at the table and it's he no wonder martha is the queen of entertaining. >> you've got a cornbread in the shape of a turkey. >> and cranberry sauce. >> i've never seen that. >> and the turkey in the shape of a turkey! >> martha, this is just the way we do it at my house. >> i bet you do. >> before we sit down and talk turkey it's time for matt to present martha with a gift to show our gratitude. >> what do you get martha stewart? we wracked our brains so we have just come up with something just
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to say thank you very much for your hospitality and for including us in your lovely holiday. >> a turkey baster, but my new family gave me a cherished object. they gave me themselves on a platter. >> our heads on a platter. >> actually i think the good news, i think you can peel that off. >> oh, i can? thank goodness. >> let's eat. >> thank you, martha. >> i hate cutting up the turkey cornbread. >> martha, i'm coming in. bring it. crispier, near the skin white meat. thank you so much. >> i'm not fussy. i'll take any piece. >> we get to have seconds, martha? >> you can have thirds. >> yay! it's almost too pretty to eat, almost. >> this is good. >> it's perfect. >> amazing. >> my favorite holiday of the year. >> what it is the thing for you that gives you the joy in this?
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>> seeing clean plates. >> you mean after we do the dishes or after we're finished eating? >> both. >> what are you thankful for this year, martha? >> i'm thankful for my first grandchild. >> may i propose a toast? >> yes, please. >> to our hostess, martha, thank you for including us in our holiday and happy thanksgiving. see you for christmas, same time, same place. >> i hope so. ♪ ♪ let me entertain you ♪ let me entertain you >> and -- sorry. >> you do it. martha stewart good morning. thank you for welcoming us to your house. >> it was fun. >> i don't understand why our pictures are still on that platter. >> i brought it in just to show everybody what a great, clever idea. >> right but you're going to rip our faces off there pretty soon. >> no, i've had it fired and glazed. >> she did that in her spare time around the house.
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>> on a friday night, fired and glazed. >> let's talk about the table. we walked into that room, over the top gorgeous. >> but here we've kind of replicated it using these are from home depot, orchids. these are from the supermarket, all the beautiful squash, some of which have been painted gold, just to add a little glitter to the table. the pom pom, these little pom pom place cards are made at home out of yarn and this is the brown sugar turkey that's on the cover of the magazine. >> you'll show us how to make one. >> matchy matchy. >> before we make it, martha, after our little display in your home yesterday, jay leno decided that he really wants to show more of what happened in your house. >> i'd like to see. >> martha stewart invited the "today" show into her home this morning to show them how to prepare a thanksgiving turkey. some people say her methods are kind of unorthodox. take a look.
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>> oh, boy, turkey day is the most fun day. >> want a little salt and pepper on there? >> yes. here's a fabulous trick i learned over at uc davis. >> pepper spray, right? >> jay leno? >> we're not going to do that here. what are we doing? >> to make that beautiful brown sugar turkey mold you can get these plastic molds at the cooking store, cooking supply store, just brown sugar and a little bit of water makes it wet enough to pack into the mold. >> just like sand. >> it is. >> and once it dries, here is one that's dry, you can just invert it and, oops. that's not dry enough. here's one that's dry. it must be totally dry. >> that's hard. >> and you make two of these and
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stick them together with royal icing, confectioner's sugar and egg white. >> this is edible, no? >> no. >> well you could eat it if you want to but who is? >> a mouthful of brown sugar. >> children. they would eat it. >> and the pom pom, turkeys are very, you know how to make a pom pom? >> i remember doing these in, as a kid. >> two rings like this, wrap your yarn around and around the rings, and then once you get it nice and fat, you cut it right around here. >> we're running out of time here. >> and put a string around it and there is your pom pom. >> and the top on. >> make two, little and a big and make a pretty little tail out of any kind of paper like that. >> nice. >> martha, thank you. it was great. thanks for having us. we had a great time. we really did. happy thanksgiving. >> gorgeous.
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>> good luck with justin. >> baton down the hatches. >> now here's savannah. thanks. along with the turkey and stuffing, many families have made a trip to the movies part of their thanksgiving traditions so what should you see over the holiday weekend, what should you miss? jess kakill, you've been busy screening the movies for us. >> yes. it's a really good thanksgiving weekend. every single movie is interesting. >> i don't see any turkeys on this list. >> no turkeys. >> one i'm looking forward to is the muppets. >> i'm shocked at how many adults who say they're so excited about the muppets. >> it's a certain generation. >> the muppets themselves have made a huge comeback because of this movie in a gigantic marketing push. the movie is about the muppets making a comeback. jason siegel rounds up the muppets and put on one last show to save their theater and miss piggy is a fashion editor in paris, they find her and kermit lives in this decrepit mansion like a has been celebrity, drives up in a rolls-royce.
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they bring them all together. it's fun. balances that humor for kids and adults like the old muppets did. it's right up your alley. our next one is more serious. >> "my week with marilyn" is getting a lot of buzz. >> especially for michelle williams, based on a memoir by a guy who was a production assistant on "the prince and the showgirl" a movie that marilyn monroe did in the 1950s. the movie has gotten a luke warm response but michelle williams is now part of this amazing best oscar raise, also meryl streep as margaret thatcher. >> michelle williams looks totally transformed. >> she's amazing in everything she does. she really is. let's talk about "hugo." "hugo" family friendly 3-d film but the director may surprise them, martin scorcese. >> he's made "hugo" based on a
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he's a 3d family movie. it's about a little boy who lives in a train station and strikes up a friendship with an elderly man. who turns out to be george melliere, great old french filmmaker. it may be slow for kids but i loved the amazing visuals as you see in the clips and also a movie for people who love movies. >> it's the history of film. >> yes. >> finally we've got "the artist." boy, do they take a risk. this is truly a silent film. >> it's a new movie but a silent film, it's black and white and also really romantic and really moving and really funny, and i think that it might be one of those weird hits like "crouching tiger hidden dragon" or "slumdog millionaire" people love because it's so different and so good. >> they pull it off, even though it is silent. >> i bet it will get an oscar nomination too. >> "arthur for christmas" people like to pile in to the theater with the kids. another one for the kids.
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>> this is from the people of "wallace and grommitt" and it's about santa claus's son. >> thank you so much. have a great weekend. now we head outside to matt. ♪ >> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today," brought to you by toyota. >> savannah, thank you very much. we didn't think this crowd could wait any longer, so ladies and gentlemen, justin bieber! ♪ ♪ get your, get your hands up, get your, get your hands up ♪ get your, get your hands up ♪ ♪ hands up, y'all ♪ see i never thought that i could walk through fire ♪ ♪ i never that i could take the burn ♪ ♪ i never had the strength to take it higher until i reached the point of no return ♪
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♪ and there's just no turning back when your heart's under attack ♪ ♪ gonna give everything i have cause this is my destiny ♪ hands up, let's go! ♪ i will never say never ♪ i will fight ♪ i will fight 'til forever ♪ make it right ♪ whenever you knock me down i will not stay on the ground ♪ ♪ pick it up, pick it up, pick it up, up, up, up ♪ ♪ never, say never ♪ i will never say never, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ i will fight 'til forever ♪ whenever you knock me down i will not stay on the ground ♪ ♪ pick it up, pick it up, pick it up, up, up, up, up ♪ ♪ never say never ♪ never say never, yeah, never say never ♪ ♪ yeah, never say never, never
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say never ♪ ♪ never say never, never say never ♪ ♪ get your, get your, get your hands up ♪ ♪ never say never [ cheering and applause ] >> justin bieber out on the plaza. hello young man. how are you? >> pleasure to be here. >> welcome back, and take a gander, if you will. i don't know if you can see to the far reaches back there, 48th street, but this crowd goes around to fifth avenue. when i came in at 4:30 this morning, we were up to 55th street on fifth avenue. give me a sense of what this is like for you? >> it's a wonderful time here. this is amazing. >> you're 17, right.
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when you were 13, 14, was there someone in your life that you would wait out in the rain for 48 hours to see? >> girls have dedication i've never seen before in anybody, so they're really inspiring and i don't know, i don't think i've had anything that was this admirable. >> you released a christmas album, i understand it was a single and you decided to go further with it, why? >> i really wanted to make a christmas album mainly for my fans and definitely for the holiday season i want to give back, you know, to people in need. we launched a drive, more than 50 charities worldwide so it's really crazy. >> your life, you have been here a lot of times and we appreciate that and you're always on a treadmill it seems, a roller coaster. do you get to take a little time for the holidays? >> i spend time, yeah, well thanksgiving i'm going to spend some time with some family and it's going to be really special. >> is the kind of music in the
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holiday album what's playing at the bieber house over the holidays? >> i think my family, they like to embarrass me a little bit so they'll be playing my music. >> they like to embarrass you? >> they do. >> when i was a kid my dad sold bicycles. >> actually i remember getting a lead bike my first two-wheeler, i thought i was the king of the world. >> sting ray? >> it was christmastime, i couldn't ride it because it was all snowy in the front yard so i had to wait until the snow went away. >> there's a commercial, i liked it, made me laugh because you had a sense of humor about what's happening to you these days. let me show it and we'll talk on the other side. >> i'm going to macy's black friday sale. [ screaming ] yeah, i know it's pretty cool. starts at midnight. is this the right way? [ screaming ] i'll take that as a yes. >> i have one thing to say. it's cool.
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you can have fun with it, can't you? >> it's cool. my fans are amazing. they travel across the world to see me and i'm very blessed. >> got lots more music from justin bieber including a special performance with usher, but first these messages and good morning to you. it is 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. solyndra has put itself up for auction, but so far no takers. officials say the bankrupt solar company has received only one bid for the sale of the whole company, and it wasn't very good. the company's now considering splitting up its assets in hope of attracting suitable buyers. the company is looking at separate auctions for its machinery, real estate, and intellectual property. solyndra representatives blame the lack of interest on the economy, not the political controversy surrounding the company's sudden failure. let's take a look at the morning commute with mike. >> all right, laura.
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i'm happy to report that 101 past that the sfo exit is finally back close to the limit in both directions. we had that early morning cig alert that has long since cleared, or at least half an hour ago. in the slowing right there, 280, approaching 380, we have an accident around avalon and some debris reported in lanes. crews will be out there for a few minutes. expect minor slowing there. and a live look at the golden gate bridge shows you a good volume of traffic coming into the city from the north bay. just plan on some delays through the city as we get closer towards the thanksgiving holiday. >> hard to believe it's already here. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area on facebook. i'll have another local news update for you in half an hour. have a great morning. [ female announcer ] at ...thanksgiving day from home...
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♪ girl you're my one love 8:30 now on this wednesday morning, the 23rd day of november, 2011. we have a huge crowd that's already been rocking, because justin bieber was nice enough to kick off his concert a little bitterly and we are just getting started. we have a whole half hour of music coming up with justin bieber and i understand i'm ann
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curry, along with matt lauer, al roker, natalie morales and the aforementioned justin bieber. great to have you here. >> thank you so much for having me. >> we were just talking earl whier that justin will get to spend some time over the holidays with his family and friends. if you're going to be checking us out tomorrow on thanksgiving day, bobby flay, noted chef will be here with great recipes. >> if you want to get a jumpstart go to, you can download the recipes and cook along with bobby tomorrow morning on "today." >> and justin, not to put you on the spot here but who are your favorite tv daytime hosts? >> favorite tv daytime hosts. >> come on. >> these guys right here! >> yes! >> so we have justin bieber's vote. your time to vote because we have been nominated for a people's choice award, matt, ann, al, savannah and i, as a group, up for favorite daytime tv hosts. find out how to vote on our
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website >> maybe justin could tweet that. could you tweet that for us? >> maybe, i can't make any promises. but maybe. i might be able to do that. >> it's tough pocompetition. >> if you vote for us justin will come back and do the show every week from now on, every day. >> every day. >> i understand you're up for a people's choice as well. i think you are. >> mr. roker? >> we have good weather for the concert. let's look to your weekend, friday, we got beautiful weather up and down the eastern seaboard, out west, more wet weather, rain in the mid plains and on saturday, sunny along the eastern seaboard, wet from minnesota down to the gulf coast and showers in the pacific northwest. sunny and mild from texas into the southwest. sunday, sunday! look for more sunshine along the east coast. heavy rain, wind in the pacific northwest, sunny and mild, gulf coast into texas and the southwest, sunny but cold in the northe
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good wednesday morning to you. taking a live look at downtown san jose. you can see storm clouds rolling in ahead of a front that's but not until tonight. that's when the steady rain moves in. you can see where that front is right now. most of the moisture in the northern most portion of the state. set your futurecast in motion. at 10:00 p.m., that's when the showers start to ramp up. they'll clear out of here for thifrg. as we head throughout the next couple of days after that, temperatures will start to warm-up. up to 68 by monday. >> our justin bieber fever countdown clock is almost at zero, but before we do that, let's check in with uncle willy scott. >> hey, it's that time of the year. trees up in new york, such a pretty, what a wonderful new york in the fall, and early winter with christmas, oh, fantastic. the u.s. capital historical society has their wonderful christmas tree ornament or whatever you want it to be, now available and this is something
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else you could buy, these are great christmas gifts and i don't know, i don't think, they're about 20 bucks or something. check them out if you will. wonderful. nice. happy birthday to our friends, good old smucker's. the wheel of life spins around and you will see some of my friends and soon to be yours, here is mary wilkins of town & country, missouri, and she is 100 years old today. her secret to longevity is simply listening and paying attention while people are talking and also getting lots of sleep. how about that? you can't beat that combination. sleep while they talk. here is ann wasserman and she is from west n jersey, ijersey, i have a lot of friends up there, believe it or not, 100 years old today. great restaurant, a couple of great restaurants. loves to knit and bake. how about that. oh, combination, send me your
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baked goods and your knitting. here is lovely sam samson, and he is from beverly hills, in the great state of california. he's 100 years old, avid movie buff, loves to go see every picture, a lot of work in the movie business living up in that part of the country. mary boehme from canton, ohio, a lot of toys in canton, ohio, 100 years old today and loves to sing and play bridge. can't do it at the same time. very smart game, bridge, you got to learn your stuff to play bridge, and blanche young is from greensboro, north carolina, 100 years old today, attributes her longevity to having all sorts of good times and her ties with her family and her church. and finally on the birthday round trip of life we have sister mary raphael speer, here
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in washington, d.c., 101, loves to have fun in love and loves to serve her god. that's all from your nation's capital and now back to new york. >> all right, willard, thank you very much. are you ready to go? >> i was born ready, matt. >> when we come back he's got the rest of the half hour, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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our huge crowd waited all night in the wind and rain, and now the young man they've been waiting for, ladies and gentlemen, justin bieber! ♪
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♪ chestnuts roasting on an open fire, jack frost nipping at your nose, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ yuletide carols being sung by a choir and folks dressed up like eskimos ♪ ♪ everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ help to make the season brig bright ♪ ♪ i know it's been said, many times, many ways, merry christmas, to you ♪ ♪ they know that santa's on his
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way ♪ ♪ he's holding lots of toys and many goodies for his sleigh ♪ ♪ and every mother's child is gonna spy to see if reindeer really know how to fly ♪ ♪ and so i'm offering this simple phrase, yeah ♪ ♪ to kids from one to 92 ♪ although it's been said many time ♪ ♪ many ways hands up, y'all. ♪ merry christmas to you ♪
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♪ and so i'm offering ♪ offering a simple phrase ♪ simple phrase ♪ yeah, yeah ♪ yeah, yeah to kids from to 92 ♪ ♪ to 92 ♪ yeah, yeah ♪ although it's been said many times ♪ ♪ many ways ♪ merry christmas, merry christmas, yeah ♪ ♪ merry christmas, merry
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christmas, yeah, yeah, to you ♪ >> thank you. merry christmas y'all. >> merry christmas, everybody! ush ear raymond. usher raymond. >> that's not all. more from justin bieber but first this is "today" on nbc. ♪ merry christmas, merry [ female announcer ] at jcpenney this thanksgiving...
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keurig has a wide variety of gourmet coffee and tea to choose from. keurig is the way to brew fresh, delicious coffee in under a minute. way to brew. so with keurig, every cup tastes like it's brewed just for you. because it is. from the "did you know" file, did you know that justin bieber is the first male artist ever to debut at number one with a holiday album, and the single from that album is already a hit. ladies and gentlemen, once again, justin bieber with" mistletoe." ♪ it's the most beautiful time
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of the year ♪ ♪ lights through the street spreading so much year ♪ ♪ i should be playing in the winter snow but i'm only under the mistletoe ♪ ♪ i don't want to miss out on the holiday ♪ ♪ but i can't stop staring at your face ♪ ♪ i should be playing in the winter snow ♪ ♪ but i'm gonna be under the mistletoe with you, with you, shorty with you, ♪ ♪ shorty with you, you, you under the mistletoe ♪ ♪ everyone's gathering around the fire ♪ ♪ chestnuts roasting like a hot july ♪ i should be chilling with the folks i know but i'm gonna be under the mistletoe ♪ ♪ word on the streets and it's coming tonight, rain is flying through the sky so high ♪ ♪ i should be making a list i know but i'm gonna be under the mistletoe ♪
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♪ ♪ with you, shorty with you, you, you ♪ ♪ shorty with you, you, you, under the mistletoe ♪ ♪ sing it, you, you, you, shorty with you ♪ ♪ with you, you, you, shorty with you, you under the mistletoe ♪ ♪ the wisemen followed a star the way i follow my heart and let me to a miracle ♪ ♪ and love, don't you buy me nothing snoelts i ain't feeling but one thing but one thing, your lips on my lips ♪ ♪ it's the most beautiful time of the year ♪ ♪ lights fill the streets spreading so much cheer ♪ ♪ i should be playing in the
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winter snow ♪ ♪ i don't wanna miss out on the holiday ♪ but i can't stop staring at your face ♪ i should be playing in the win toe snow but i'm gonna be under the mistletoe ♪ ♪ with you, shawty with you, with you, shaty with you ♪ ♪ with you, under the mistlet mistletoe ♪ ♪ kiss me underneath the mistlet mistletoe, show me baby that you love me so ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ kiss me underneath the mistletoe, show me baby that you love me so ♪ ♪ oh, oh, yeah, yeah, oh, oh, oh ♪
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>> justin bieber with "mistletoe." he's not done yet. there's more music in a moment but first this is "today" on nbc.
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here he is with his classic take featured in a new film called "arthur christmas"
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opening in theaters today. once again, ladies and gentlemen, justin bieber! ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ ♪ you better watch out, you better not cry ♪ ♪ you better not pout i'm telling you why ♪ ♪ here we go ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ ♪ he's making a list, he's checking it twice ♪ ♪ he's gonna find out who's naughty or nice ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ ♪ he's making a list, he sees
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you when you're -- he knows when you've been bad or good so be good for goodness sake ♪ ♪ you better watch out, you better not cry ♪ ♪ you better not pout i'm telling you why ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ here we go ♪ ♪ ♪ town ♪ he's making a list ♪ you better watch out ♪ you petter not cry ♪ you better not pout i'm telling you why ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ ♪ he's gonna find out who's naughty or nice ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town oh ♪ ♪ he sees you when you're sleeping ♪ he knows when you're awake ♪ ♪ he knows when you've been bad
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or good so be good for goodness sake ♪ ♪ you better not pout i'm telling you why, santa claus is coming to town ♪ oh ♪ ♪ shake it, shake it, baby, shake it, shake it, baby ♪ ♪ do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do ♪ shake it, shake it, baby, shake it, shake it, baby ♪ ♪ do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do ♪ ♪ he sees you when you're sleeping ♪ he knows when you're awake ♪ ♪ he knows when you've been bad or good ♪ ♪ be good for goodness sake ♪ hey, you better not cry, you better not pout i'm telling you why ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town, whoa ♪ i love you guys. you guys are amazing!
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♪ to town ♪ oh ♪ yeah ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to, santa claus is coming to town ♪ thank you. >> justin bieber! thank you so much. and we're joined up here by usher as well.
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you know what, i hope, we just wanted to talk to you a second you've been behind this young man for a very long time and this is the great part, this is what's great but there have been hard times he's had to deal with on other subjects. what has this been like in terms of the education? there's no textbook for the 16 and 17-year-old to read and say this is how my life is going to take. what's the education been like? >> it's been positive for me, just about staying positive and focusing on what's important and what's important is fans and you know, just i'm in a very blessed position. i can't let things like that bring me down. >> usher what advice have you given this young man? you've been through this kind of thing. >> well, i mean, a lot of is, popularity makes you a target, but the point is we're focusing on more positive things this year, and having a number one album, first number one christmas album ever is a great
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accomplishment and i think that speaks to the world that no matter what negativity comes your way, there's always something positive there. >> focusing on the positive side, when you see this, usher and justin, you see this sea of people, what does it do for you when you see this? >> it's powerful to think that someone and so many people, you know, can love you so much and i just feel so loved. i feel like these fans are my family. >> these are the greatest fans in the world.
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good morning to you. it's 8:56 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. food banks are gearing up to put food on thousands of tables this holiday season. the san francisco and marin food banks will hand out over 1 million pounds of holiday groceries tomorrow. they hope to provide
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thanksgiving meals for 36,000 households. that's an increase of nearly 14,000 families since the recession began. let's get a look at the forecast right now with meteorologist christina lauren. >> still kind of cool and cloudy out there right now, but we're about eight hours away from the steady rain moving into the bay area. that rain will clear early thanksgiving. 60 degrees by friday, and then we get a nice warm-up. 67 by sunday. up to 68 on monday. hope off fantastic and safe trip. look! here she comes!
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bought 'em! (clears throat) sorry. when it's on your mind, it's on ebay. ♪ we're back with more of "today" on a wednesday morning. it is the 23rd day of november, 2011. sometimes it's easier to get people into rockefeller plaza than to get them to leave rockefeller plaza. we just had a great half hour of music from justin bieber and usher here outside, and these fans are still not headed home, which is okay. they've been here for three days, what's another day among friends? i'm matt lauer along with ann curry, al roker and savannah
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guthrie. >> coming up, talking about some pretty important news, basically what the best advice might be if you're traveling today, going by air or road, there's a lot of worry about the weather and so we're going to get some good information and talking about the weather which you'll be talking about as well. >> before we get to that, a very important holiday tradition here at "today," this monday, we are kicking off our 18th annual "today" show toy drive to give gifts to millions of children who live in poverty and need. celebrity also be helping us collect your gifts for needy kids so bring toys, books, clothing, school supplies, any great gift for a kid up to ang 18. >> drop off your gift at the nbc store at rockefeller plaza or go online at and find out how you can donate. >> let's make this the best year ever. >> we've got a lot of help to
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start it off because we've got the new york yankees ace pitcher and cy young aword winner c.c. sabathia with wife amber, and children. you've brought cool stuff, not only your family, what else did you bring with you? >> toys from major league baseball licensing group from oreo sports toys. >> this one, show them. we got the creatures. >> cardinal. >> fabrique innovations. >> we're excited to be a part of this. >> that's awfully nice. you guys have a family foundation as well. >> we do, called the pitch in foundation. amber and i started in 2009 and we look to enrich the lives of inner city kids through sports is and education. >> good news, you guys are going to be staying here in new york? >> thwe are here. >> very nice.
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a special moment, justin bieber said hello to her and she's still smiling about it. he touched her hand. >> we're hosting an mlb fan cave hosting an event for the pitch in foundation and i might be santa. >> because you wouldn't fit as an elf. >> happy thanksgiving to you all and thanks for your help. >> happy thanksgiving. >> natalie is standing by with a check of the headlines. >> all right, thanks, guys. once again let's get to your travel forecast this thanksgiving, because millions of americans are heading home for the holidays today, nbc's tom costello is at reagan national airport with the latest on what to expect for flyers. tom, good morning. >> natalie, 42 million americans are traveling, 90% going by car, about 3.5 million going by plane and guess who just walked in who is on his way to thanksgiving. chris matthews is here. >> i'm going to nantucket.
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>> nantucket. >> yes. >> which is appropriate for you. >> it is, we have those roots and i think joe biden is up there this time of year. >> good luck with the flight. >> we'll do some reporting. >> reporter: he is one of 3.5 million americans flying today across the united states. we're going to be watching very closely the weather especially on the east coast and the west coast because we do expect to see some weather delays especially in the new york area, also in the philadelphia, northeast area and the corridor, maybe along all the way down to atlanta and also watch the west coast very closely. fly.fa has great website information and the airports, how they're doing, whether they're affected by delays. if you're driving the rain could be a problem especially on i-95 and the corridor up the northeast corridor, so good luck with that. natalie, back to you. >> pack some patience, wherever you're going today. tom costello you never know who you're going to bump into at reagan national. >> reporter: never know.
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three college students detained in cairo accused of throwing fire bombs at security in tahrir square. the death toll rises to at least 38. tens of thousands of protesters are calling for an immediate end to the military government. three decades after the drowning of actress natalie wood, los angeles detectives reexamining the case of reportedly spoken with one potential witness for the first time. marilyn wayne says her boat was 90 feet away from the yacht when she heard a drowning woman calling for help. wayne never saw natalie wood in the water but says police should have interviewed her 30 years ago. we're learning about two new child sex abuse allegations against former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky. the "harrisburg patriot news" reports two cases under investigation are the if, to involve alleged victims who are still younger than the age of 18. if they're found to be credible, it could raise questions about why authorities waited until the
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end of a three-year grand jury investigation to arrest sandusky. the failure of the deficit reduction super committee was a hot topic at last night's gop presidential debate in washington, d.c. republican hopefuls sparred over how deep to cut the national defense budget in a bid to reduce the deficit and repair the economy. and this is one turkey that little emily will remember all of her life. tech sergeant dennis davis, dressed in a turkey costume to surprise his daughter, he even took questions from the class as little emily still had no idea and finally he dropped the disguise and embraced his daughter, knowing that her dad was home and safe emily could get back to looking forward to one thing. >> turkey. yummy, yummy turkey. >> not daddy dressed up in the turkey costume, that's for sure. great story there, it is six minutes past the hour and let's go right now to al for a check of the weather, right across the
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way. >> thanks so much, natalie. we've got a lot of weaer to talk about. we start in the pacific northwest, heavy rain, mountain snows, rainfall amounts, anywhere from one to three inches from northern california, into the pacific northwest, with heavier mountain snows and the cascades. airport delays in seattle, portland, san francisco. now we move to the east, up and down the i-95 corridor, rain from florida, all the way up into new england, with heavier snow, moving up into bangor, we're talking some areas picking up 6 to 12 inches of snow or more, and one to two inches of rain along the coast. airport delays, boston, new york city, newark, philly, d.c., atlanta, it will be for gusty, gusty wi good wednesday morning to you. well, the leading edge of a front that's slated to bring us some rain showers overnight is now pushing into oakland. still getting a little bit of sunshine here, though. you can see that the front draped across the state of california, bringing showers to the northern most portion. we're not expecting significant rainfall until 10:00 p.m. here in the bay area, but showers
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will continue through the overnight hours by 5:00 a.m., turning spot, and done lby 11:0 a.m. thanksgiving. ♪ money makes the world go around, the world go around ♪ this morning on "today's money 911" answering all of your questions about selling, saving and spending. jean chatzky, "today" financial editor and author of "money 911" and sharon epperson and courtney reagan, cnbc correspondents. >> nice to see you. >> jay in ketchum, idaho. >> i own a condo worth one-third of what i owe on it. my mortgage is 30-year fixed at 3.35%, auto i'll current on my bills, have good to excellent credit but as a proprietor of a small business severely affected by the economy in the past several years my income has been dramatically reduced and mortgage payment is now 75% of my take home pay. this has become a stressful
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hardship. what do you see as my options and what do you think i should do? >> jay, do you know if your loan is a fannie mae or freddie mac? >> it is a freddie mac. >> excellent, great, great news. you are a good candidate for the h.a.r.p. program, a program under which you should be able to refinance that loan to current rates, to like 4%, maybe even lower than 4%. call your lender, tell them you want a h.a.r.p. modification and be persistent. they're still getting their systems in place to do these things but this should work for but >> happy thanksgiving, jay. let's go to stephanie from valencia, california, and on the phone with us. good morning, steph. >> caller: good morning. >> hi. your question? >> caller: yes, i purchased various etfs for my i.r.a. account and doing pretty well. i was wondering with the drastic rise and falls in the market, if i should sell off enough shares to realize my gain and then repurchase more shares of the etfs when there's another dip in
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the market. >> first of all, sharon, what is an epf, etf i mean? >> exchange traded fund. stephanie, you never know when if the market dips you'll realize another gain. you may not. it may dip further. you want to see if these are investments that really fit your financial goals. if they do, if it's an etf that right now you'd buy again if you had the chance, just don't sell right now. keep that etf but if there is an asset allocation mix you want to have that may mean selling some of this and buying something else, maybe this is the time to sell it but you just can't time the market. don't try to time right now. >> thanks so much, stephanie. we appreciate that. >> it's okay, i got it. >> e-mail, bobby, dayton, ohio, "my husband and i purchased our first home in 2007 with 30-year mortgage and a 6.5% interest rate, we refinanced last year to a 15-year mortgage and 4% interest rate, we also pay
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biweekly to help minimize the amount of interest paid over the life of the loan. with the mortgage rates at an all-time low, should we refinance again?" >> this is a great thing for me, i know a couple of things about the dayton market there. she's taking advantage of the lower rates and paying biweekly, two payments of $600 a month instead of one of $1,200 saves you thousands of dollars and a lot of time over the life of the loan. i understand why it's enticing to possibly want to refinance again. that being said there is a cost to doing so. typically 3% to 6% of your total principle it will cost you to refinance. you want to be careful, do homework and a little bit of math, typical rule of thumb unless you can save 1% of that interest rate, probably not worth it at this point. >> got time for one more, we go to sharon on the phones, she's calling in from columbus, ohio. good morning, sharon. >> reporter: good morning. >> your question? >> my question is, on april 22nd
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my employer of 25 years filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy and i lost my job and health care as well as my commissionable sales. i got a new job the end of may but it's on a commission basis and i'm running at an $11,000 debit. unfortunately, i had a fall the end of october, and fractured my ankle and i've been unable to work for the next eight weeks, and i applied for a mortgage loan modification, but was told they wouldn't consider me until i defaulted for three months. this is something i'm definitely not wanting to do, but i have a mortgage -- >> let me get jean on here. >> don't default. don't listen to them when they say you have to do that. go back to your lender, ask again, ask about the h.a.r.p. modification i talked about before and realize, this is only an eight-week window. you want to do whatever you can to tied yourself over that period without defaulting on your loan and without pulling money out of your 401(k), if you can help it. >> happy thanksgiving, good luck, sharon. thank you so much.
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jean, sharon and courtney, thank you. have a great thanksgiving. >> sure, you too. up next, marlo thomas is here with another story of thanks and giving. later on a performance by teen superstar justin bieber, but first these messages. w
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carson's development was slower than his brother's, on thanksgiving week in 2003, his mom became alarmed. >> i couldn't figure out why he just kept crying. he would throw up. he was really sick. >> reporter: after a few doctor's visits, one immedia pediatrician was determined to find the problem. >> she kept feeling husband hid and asking him questions and decided to send us to a local hospital. >> reporter: a ct revealed a mask, doctors didn't know it was a tumor or brain defect. they told the family at carson's age nothing could be done. >> i can't describe the feeling that i had as a mom. and i didn't want them to take him from me and just can't imagine losing him. >> reporter: after two months of tests, doctors did a biopsy, carson was diagnosed with nodular meduloblastoma, a type of brain cancer. he was referred to st. jude. >> there was nothing you could do for a birth defect and they
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told me there was something we could do, we would go to st. jude and he had a 30% chance of survival. >> carson had a specific type of megaloblastoma and we recognize this particular tumor is common in infants, but the outcome for these patients is very good. >> reporter: after the tumor was removed, carson's parents had a tough decision to make, should they allow radiation to maximize his chance of survival? >> we knew that radiation was so hard on babies, because their brain's not developed. >> reporter: carson was given a type of radiation that focused on the tumor alone, while preserving most of his devel developing brain. >> we decided that we could work through any cognitive problems that it caused. we just needed to make sure we had our carson. >> reporter: after treatment, carson developed at a slow but steady pace. his twin brother, cameron, was a huge part of his recovery. >> he had to keep up and figure out what camson is doing.
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he learned to work and took first steps and now we laugh and say he doesn't know how to walk. he runs everywhere he goes. >> reporter: despite the amazing progress, more challenges were ahead for carson. earlier this year, a routine mri revealed a second brain cancer. >> i just lost it in the halls of st. jude. >> reporter: the cancer turned out to be meningioma. >> those tumors are characteristic of patients who have had exposure to radiation therapy and most instances curable by surgery. >> reporter: this time radiation was not used. >> pediatric oncology is evolving always. >> reporter: carson bounced back quickly from the surgery. he gives credit to st. jude's. >> take some yucky, yucky stuff out and make me feel better. >> reporter: his parents say that although the radiation may have caused the second tumor, it also very well may have saved carson's life. they don't look back on their decision to allow it.
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>> as hard as it was going through it, i don't know if i would change anything. we just never could imagine that he would do the things that he's doing today. look our little smile's back. >> marlo thomas from st. jude's research hospital. it's complicated, radiation saved him and now we have this tumor. what should people take away? >> they need to know that is the standard treatment for megaloblast megaloblastoma. we went from a 30% cure rate to 70% cure rate. the second brain tumor was cured by surgery. you have to take that risk. he's an honor student. his brain is functioning. he's doing twl. with leukemia we stopped in 2000, quit using radiation and developed drugs that were good enough to cure the leukemia without the radiation, and
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that's what we're doing now, developing new drugs through our genome project to find better drugs so someday we'll be able to remove a radiation from brain tumors and we're also building the only proton beam radiation therapy unit considered just for children on st. jude's hospital campus so we're really moving to try to do everything we can to eliminate the side effects of radiation. >> carson's smile spreads the good work of st. jude. >> and he's on the honor roll so that brain is working. >> marlo, great to see you. happy thanksgiving. >> thank you. still ahead, the top tech gifts for women but first these messages. ct rates side by side to find you a great deal, even if it's not with us. [ ding ] oh, that's helpful! well, our company does that, too. actually, we invented that.
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new revolutionary scope dualblast obliterates strong food odors leaving your breath minty fresh. hey. [ male announcer ] so there's no trace of evidence... new scope dualblast. good morning, everyone. the time now is 9:26. i'm jon kelley. pg&e's utility commission is now considering letting people opt out, but it comes with a price tag. the california public utilities commission will vote on the pg&e proposal in january. now, those who no longer want smart meters on their homes can opt out for an initial $90 fee and then add on top of that a $15 monthly charge thereafter. some residents we talked to say the smart meter has caused them to pay more on their bills
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anyway. >> i thought it was supposed to be more accurate. you know, i thought, you know, at least it would drop a little bit, knowing it would be more accurate, but it's not accurate. it's gone up and it's increased. >> well, pg&e stands by its smart meters, releasing this statement. "while those customers who choose to opt out will lose the benefits of smartmeter technology, we recognize that some of our customers will have a preference on available alternatives and we will work with them once a final decision is reached." check ol hnav a ch local weather and traffic right after this break.
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welcome back to you. we still have rain on the way, but it is sitting to our north. right now the front is bringing a pretty good amount of cloud cover. we don't expect the steady rain to arrive until 10:00 p.m. those showers will continue overnight by 5:00 p.m., turning spot. and between 5:00 and 11:00, a nice amount of clearing for your thanksgiving. saturday looking good, 65 degrees. and we'll keep that warm-up in
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place all the way through monday. meet back here, cybermonday, 68 degrees. >> we'll meet you, but in real life, virtually. we're looking over here to the south bay. 101 still shows some slowing right over at guadalupe parkway. that's very light for 9:30, but it is pre-thanksgiving wednesday. we do have a new accident, though. this is at the matilda avenue on-ramp to eastbound 237. that's likely what's causing that slowing. it has just cleared from the roadway. and northbound 880 at mallory, another accident at the on-ramp there. mallory folks can get on to the freeway, there's just going to be some activity there, john. watch for that. >> looks like the traffic is pacing itself for that big turkey dinner, mike. thanks very much. thanks a lot for joining us. we'll be back with another local update for you in one-half hour from right now.
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♪ beautiful, to remind you, tomorrow on "today," the 85th annual macy's thanksgiving day parade, kicking off the holiday season with giant balloons and floats and marching bands and of course, the one, the only santa claus. i'm going to be along the parade route for all the excitement, along with matt and ann joins us this year for the first time. >> yes. >> it's all beginning at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, right here on nbc. >> weather will be nice, the
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balloons are going to be fine. >> a little breezy but shouldn't cause any problems. coming up in this half hour if you ask a woman whoo wha she wants for christmas and she says a boy toy don't ablarmed. it turns out many women are asking for girls that usually top a man's wish list like an ipad2, iphone or wii fit. coming up we'll show you some of the hottest tech gadgets for the ladies on your list. if you want to branch out from turkey this thanksgiving, how about brazed short ribs or polenta with veal and chicken? the scottos are here, doing thanksgiving dinner italian style. >> their polenta i could climb into a vat and eat my way out. >> that can be arranged. >> my gosh. we're also ringing in thanksgiving with our special concert series, and a performance from 17-year-old superstar justin bieber out on the plaza. >> we've still got bieber fever. we're not well yet. >> i think all of the kids still do, too. al has a check of the weather
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again for us. >> absolutely, we look ahead for your weekend for friday, first of all we're going to start with the parade, looking at great weather, sunny, breezy, temperature low to mid-40s, northerly winds could gust up to 20 miles per hour. not a big deal. friday sunshine up and down the east coast. rain from texas into the central plains. saturday, sunny again in the east with mild weather, mild through the southwest. the rain moves into central great lakes into the gulf, moves to the east on sunday, sunday! sunshine along the coast and some rain and wind continues in the pacific northwest. that's what's going on in the co good morning to you. well, we still have some sunshine coming in, but you can tell there's a storm on the way, judging by these dark clouds over san francisco. now, as we head throughout the next couple of hours, we're not expecting any major changes. the big-time changes don't come into play until tonight when the front arrives. we'll stop the futurecast for you at 10:00 p.m. that's when we're getting wet across the greater by a.m. that will continue until 5:00 a.m., and by 11:00 a.m. thanksgiving day, looking clear.
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cool and cloudy for friday. and small business saturday, 65 degrees. >> that's your latest weather. >> we want to welcome a guy who puts the man in man's best friend, john o'hurley hosting the national dog show since 2002. >> nice to be here. >> ten years. >> can you imagine ten years. i've been visiting you for the past ten years as well as doing the show. during that time it's been a decade now, we've had some 20,000 dogs march through the arena, we've introduced 23 new breeds, we crowned ten champions, it's really been a great piece of entertainment. it's been wonderful. >> this is eli. >> a special dog, not only was one of the top show dogs over the past ten years but now the ambassador to the show and recently we received the first lifetime achievement award from the akc because this dog has done some extraordinary things, one of the last living dogs down at 9/11 on the search and rescue efforts down there, has sired some grand champions of his own
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and it's just been a wonderful dog and lived out the last few years as a therapy dog doing work with children in the cancer wards. >> my vote as top dog. what do the judges look for year after year? >> there's a cuteness factor, that's the thing that you certainly enjoy from your seat at home but there is a written standard for each breed and only the judges can really understand that. you have to put your hands on the dog to see that it conforms to the standard that has been written for the dog. so the dog is not competing against the other dog. it's really against the standard written. >> you have new breeds. >> six new breeds including one called the mexican hairless but it begins with the letter "x" and it's shol etsquintley. i have to sound like ricardo motelband. >> one elaine, huh? >> elaine, do you have any idea what happens to a butter based
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frosting after six decades in a poorly ventilated british basement? as your punishment, you're about to find out. >> he could go on and on. do another one! >> john o'hurley, always -- >> appearing on broadway. >> we're celebrating our 15th anniversary of "chicago" the musical, longest running american musical if you're here before christmas i'll be on stage every night. >> john o'hurley, thank you so much. the national dog show is tomorrow at noon after the macy's thanksgiving day parade here on nbc. good to see you. >> you bet, thank you. coming up next, move over, men, we've got the top tech gifts for women, coming up right after this. oh, ha. the target 2 day sale starts early friday,
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this morning on "today's holiday gift guide" the top tech gifts for women. what women want most this holiday season, a list of the most popular gadgets. kelly wallace is the chief correspondent for ivillage. >> tech, tech, tech, that's what they want. >> good thing because there are a lot of great tech toys out there for men and women. so let's get right to it. apple of course is on everybody's list this year once again, ipad. >> women have a love affair with their ipad, thin, light, you can take it anywhere, great for the kids, too, good and bad. good if they're playing educational games, bad if they have it and you want to be on it yourself. they take over. >> they take over my ipad. iphone 4s. >> state of the art camera and you say text my question and tell him i'll be late, the administrative assistant we all
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need. >> mac air book. i'm wanting this right now. >> honey if you're watching, christmas. the lightest mac book yet, fits in any purse or bag, take it anywhere. >> amazing how little it is. >> ipad touch, more than 320 million sold to date, over 20 million songs, 500,000 apps and video calling. check in on your gal pals and kids. >> next is the reader category, two great options here as well. the new kindle fire is setting the reading world on fire as well as all its other applications. >> it is. this is amazon's brand new color tablet. over 18 million movies, tvs, shows and apps and your viewers have a chance to win one as part of the ivillage holiday sweepstakes. go to and find out more. >> make sure do you that. next we have the nook tablet in color. >> this is barnes & noble's kindle, the fastest and lightest one to date, similar to the
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kindle, more memory here, a little more expensive but guys, you buy one of these and i think they'll score points with the ladies. >> women want surround sound entertainment systems as well. >> guys you don't have to take the women in your life out to the theaters. it's at home, surround sound, 2d, 3d viewing, video streams, makes the dvd player seem so 2010. >> true. okay now this is, you know, i look at this as a kid's toy but tell me about it. >> remember how we talked about the moms, kids on the ipad. this is a leap pad leapfrog, the hottest tech toy for kids, gets them off the ipad, over 100 games and also a video player, video recorder and camera so they can take pictures. >> that is amazing. speaking of games, we do have the connect xbox 360 here. >> and the wii fit plus. you think of these for the kids but moms, women want them, too, gets them off the couch, gets them fit, having fun.
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let's start with the connects. >> am i the girl in the long socks? >> i think you're probably good at this. >> this is videoily after never see again i'm sure. i'm flawless. >> i'm really bad. >> i don't know what i'm doing or how much time we have left. ♪ >> maybe i should wear that when i do the news next, right? ♪ put my hands up >> over quickly here, i think we're actually out of time but. >> wii fit plus. can you jump on there fast? >> i have to jump on fast. follow along, guys. i'm hu hooping. >> shake your body. >> am i doing this? right, okay. >> you're a pro at this, natalie. >> i feel like i'm not doing anything. can i turn around this way and look at the kament rahs. kelly wallace, thank you so much. happy thanks giving.
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i'm still going, cooking italian style with the scottos family. and then justin bieber, right after this. what's this? it's progresso's new loaded potato with bacon.
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>> we're starting with the polenta, with the bolognobologn sauce. this is what we start with, i have my carrots, onions and fennel. i sauteed it. al, would you help me? >> sure. what do we have? >> veal and chicken. i precooked it, so it's easy, you know, when you're on television, you can't do anything. th everything. then i'm going to put my tomato sauce, and this usually cooks -- i'm putting some hot pepper there. >> a little spice. >> and some salt. >> when do we throw the garlic? >> right now, al. >> yes! >> i'm putting everything in. you know, my kids call me mrs. more, because i never have enough. i never have enough. >> take your time. we're here until thanksgiving. >> we need more time, mrs. more. >> this is a woman who gave birth to you! >> it's all about television now
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though. >> i'm finished. this is what my polenta looks like. >> pour it over. and now it's anthony. >> another alternative to not having turkey. >> although i love my turkey but this is good. >> we debone the short rib. rebrown them off, okay. we're going to use the same pan, a little prosciutto, carrots, celery, fennel, add that all together. we're going to let that brown quickly. once we've done that, short ribs back like this. >> fantastic. >> then we need a little orange zest, lemon zest and a little red pepper. and then we'll add, go ahead. that's barollo, whatever you like and a beef stock, you want to cover three-quarters of the way, and put this in the oven for an hour and a half covered at 350, then an hour after that,
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uncovered. tomato sauce, yep. >> okay. >> you'll cover this. it's going to be fork tender, mashed potatoes or polenta it's unbelievable. >> talking about pork pen dtend we're making tira misu. >> after hearing grandma yell at me all morning you need a pick-up. you add the mascarpone cheese into the bean egg yolks. you want to fold it into the bean egg yolks, jen if you could help me, please, add two or three scoops of the heavy cream. >> okay. >> into the bean egg yolk. >> all right. >> you want to fold that together. >> all folding. don't stir too hard. fold it. good folding. then what happens? >> jen?
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>> that how it ends up looking? >> that's the finished product. >> after a lot of whipping it looks like this, and you soak your lady fingers in two tablespoons of sweet marsala wine and espresso and lay them out and spread the love. >> we're running out of time. how long do you put that in the oven? we are out of time. how long is that in the offen? >> you chill it, not in the oven. >> then that's why i don't cook. >> savannah guthrie, everyone! savannah guthrie! >> not cooking. coming back, justin bieber in concert. happy thanksgiving. >> let's put the polenta in the fridge.
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"american idol" winner scott mccreery. and wild animals, not just talking about hoda and kathie lee. >> the smell of the tira misu coming out of the oven. but first here he is, justin bieber, singing "never say never." have a great thanksgiving. ♪ ♪ get your hands up, get your hands up, y'all ♪ ♪ i never thought that i could walk through fire ♪ ♪ i never thought that i could take the burn ♪ ♪ i never had the strength to take it higher ♪ ♪ until i reached the point of no return ♪ ♪ and there's just no turning back when your heart's under attack ♪ gonna give everything i have, it's my destiny ♪
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♪ i will never say never ♪ i will fight ♪ i will fight 'til forever make it right ♪ ♪ whenever you knock me down i will not stay on the ground ♪ pick it up, pick it up, pick it up, pick it up, up, up ♪ ♪ never say never ♪ ne-never say never ♪ ne-never say never ne-never say never ♪ ♪ i never thought that i could feel this power, i never thought that i could feel this free ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah ♪ i'm strong enough to climb the highest tower ♪ ♪ and i'm fast enough to run across the sea ♪ ♪ and there's just no turning back when your heart's under attack ♪ ♪ gonna give everything i have cause this is my destiny ♪ hands up, let's go!
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♪ i will never say never ♪ i will fight ♪ i will fight 'til forever ♪ make it right ♪ whenever you knock me down i will not stay on the ground ♪ ♪ pick it up, pick it up, pick it up, up, up, up ♪ et? ne-never say never ♪ ♪ i will never say never, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ i will fight 'til forever ♪ whenever you knock me down i will not stay on the ground ♪ ♪ pick it up, pick it up, pick it up, up, up, up, up ♪ ♪ never say never ♪ ne-never say never ♪ ne-never say never ♪ ne-never say never ♪ never say never ♪ ne-never say never ♪ ne-never say never >> get your hands up!
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good morning, everyone. the time is 9:56. i'm jon kelley.
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mehserle and the four officers expected to take the stand some time today. they're used of using excessive force on kenneth caruthers in 2008. caruthers said the officers attacked him, hog ti-tied him a then punched and kicked him at the oakland's b.a.r.t. station. the officers say they used reasonable force after caruthers appeared to be threatening violence. we want to warn you right now to be careful out on the roadways this holiday weekend. the chp kicking off its thanksgiving maximum enforcement period, starting tonight at 6:00. that means there will be extra patrols out on the streets, looking out for drunk and unsafe drivers. and of course, with all this rain, you'll want to make sure you take special care on the roads. the maximum enforcement period lasts through midnight on sunday. i don't know about you, christina lauren, but i think i'm coming down with a case of justin bieber fever. >> coming down with a case, yeah, i think you've had that case and you don't want to be
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healed. we're looking good this morning. have some rain showers moving in, but just very light, spotty activity. the main event, steady rainfall doesn't arrive until we hit about 10:00 p.m. tonight. after that, everything will turn spotty and light, by 5:00 a.m. thanksgiving morning, things starting to really calm down. by 11:00 a.m., we'll get a nice, dry break that lasts well into the start of next week. a little bit of a warm-up on the way. 68 degrees monday. let's check your drive right now with mike. >> christina, we'll take you to the south bay with the remnants of a slowdown for 101 at 87. no metering lights, and that's letting folks freely flow back and forth between those three ways. 101 through the golden gate bridge and a nice easy flow. a nice good volume coming from the north bay into the city. we'll see more folks head through the vacation holiday. they like to come into the city for fun times. looking across the bay bridge. no backup and no metering lights. there you go, from the oakland side. >> all right, mike. looking good out there. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out barry on
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television. from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. you made it to winesday, wednesday. we made it here actually the studio even though it was justin bieber fever day. it's november 23rd. wasn't easy getting to work today at all. >> it was wall to wall people outside, you guys. not only was justin bieber here. he brought along his friend usher. >> nobody knew that, though. that was like a big sur prize. >> you can see the crowds. i don't know how many thousands
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of people. he just sang his little brains out. you know what's so funny? when you watch, every kid seems to have an iphone or something or a droid or whatever it is. because when he was with usher kind of walking down this aisle, you can see, like, all the kids have a gazillion cam ras. it's amazing. >> that's the world we live in. >> they're capturing the moment. >> i remember going to see the beatles and just actually watching and listening. >> and remembering. >> and remembering. >> sometimes you do lose the moment a bit because you're trying to capture it because you don't forget it. >> you miss the beat. you're more interested in the tweet. >> now you're trying to be all cute. >> i thought they were going to play something. >> jimmy fallon, he can't get enough. is he running out of material? >> apparently. >> jimmy fallon, we got a thanksgiving day shoutout again. let's see. >> tonight we'll be taking a look at the pros and cons of thanksgiving. pro? aunt rita brought the cranberry sauce and the turkey.
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con? aunt hoda and aunt kathie lee brought the cranberry vodka and wild turkey. >> crazy aunts. >> is there such thing as cranberry vodka? >> i don't know. >> okay. let's go get some. >> on late night, too, they weren't having fun with us. but they were -- >> it's about time somebody took on ann curry. >> it was her birthday, by the way. here's jay leno. >> anybody catch ann curry's birthday celebration on the "today" show friday? she's usually so reserved. she does all the serious interviews. but i was kind of surprised at what she did for her birthday. take a look. >> a little birthday cake. >> yay! >> ann curry's birthday is tomorrow. >> dance, dance, dance, dance, dance! >> me? >> i need more wine.
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>> genius. >> that was so good. >> that's the real ann, by the way, right? that's the real ann. >> can i just tell you what a bad camera person i am real quick? >> yeah. >> my brother came in for his birthday last night with my sister-in-law and my mom and hannah. you know, there's only a moment that you have to capture the birthday surprise and the singing and everything. of course, i was on camera one trying to shoot it. i click, clicked. i thought i got it. it was over. and i missed the whole thing. here's what i made them do one more time. >> wait, i didn't get it. ♪ happy birthday to you >> i made them do it twice. a re-do. >> they can't sing the whole thing, hoda! >> anyway. i just want to show you that you can capture the second time if you really want to. >> happy birthday. how old is he now? >> 46. >> he's the baby of the family. >> yeah. a year younger than me. >> all right. being thankful today -- this is
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the day we're thankful that ou contest winners are here. michelle, carly and caylee from ontario, oregon. >> you guess sent, by the way, the most beautiful letter. it talks about how your husband lost his job. he was employed as a truck driver. owned a business. the economy really hit them hard. then you said you lost your house, your stable life. it was a difficult time. but it made you guys a better family, a stronger family. i like this. you said, i wish that all of america could go through this. then maybe material things wouldn't be as important and everyone was start working on their relationships. this is your first family vacation in a long time. >> yeah. >> to come see us in new york city. >> are they miked? >> glad you're here. >> i think they're in shock. >> we're very excited for you. you know what? there's another little extra gift we have for you. four new york city passbooks. this may look little. guess what's in it? your ticket to the world. passes to the empire state building, museum of natural
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history, museum of modern art, the metropolitan museum, guggenheim, top of the rock, statue of liberty, ellis island, sightseeing cruise and discounts. you'll need it. check out for more information. we're very, very happy to have you guys here. >> thank you. >> all righty. where are we spending thanksgiving? you're going to be here? >> i'll be here. i have cooked, if you know what i'm saying. >> yes. you've cooked at whole foods. >> i ordered from whole foods and it's coming tomorrow morning at 8:00. >> i cooked last night. we made stuffing. my mom's favorite sage and sausage stuffing. >> nice. >> and my -- it's called sweet potato souffle that we just love. we're getting on a plane in a little bit to go down to florida and have thanksgiving at our friends'. you got to bring something. >> you can't go empty handed. you know what? there are always questions. people never know how to make the turkey right. every year we're doing the same thing. call the butter ball turkey
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hotline. we're going to get our trusty phone out. >> why is this phone still here? >> because it's important. hold on. let's dial it. 1-800. >> butter ball. 1-800-butter-ball. >> i'm doing a rotary. >> marty van nesz is going to order. >> butter ball turkey hotline, how can i help you? this is marty van ness. >> you knew we were calling. >> happy thanksgiving. what's the most common question you get there? >> right now we want to know how to thaw the turkey. thawing questions is our number one question. butter ball has made it better and easier this year. we have our two favorite tips. use a meat thermometer and tent the turkey with foil about two-thirds of the way through. that way you'll know when the turkey is done, whether or not it's totally thawed out. and the tenting will prevent overcooking of the breasts. everything will be juicy in the turkey. >> tell marty that's not what martha stewart said to do. you're supposed to put that cloth over it, moistened cloth.
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>> martha stewart said soak a cheese cloth, put it on top of the turkey and take it off. >> i like something that's not flammable in the oven. i'm just kind of old-fashioned that way. >> i don't like your attitude, marty. a little testy the day before thanks giving. >> you know what, though? all these perfect answers to cook a turkey is at great information. great leftover recipe. or call us at 1-800-butter-ball and talk to a live home economist or dietitian. great answers. we'll make it the best ever. >> thanks marty. >> nice talking to you. >> thank you. have a great thanksgiving. >> got it. >> rude, hoda. >> sorry, marty. the earlier hours -- we needed it. the earlier hours had justin bieber. we have something so much cooler. they're called the 60 st10 stop. they're from new orleans.
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ordinary men with extraordinary moves. >> you be the judge. >> 20s to 60s. new orleanians. they're named 610 because there's a highway, the i-610. they're all named after. it also happens to be the spot some of them sit in during the saints games. crank it up. >> one, two, three, come on! >> our camera men don't know what to do. >> i don't, either. >> here it goes. ♪ >> go, go, go! ♪ >> look at their socks!
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come on! their shoes! >> come on, yeah, show it. >> you want to get in there, hoda? >> oh, no. i couldn't put a headband on. >> oh, oh, oh! ♪ >> all righty. what is sexier than that? really. >> wait, you guys. a big round of applause for these guys. because they're also going to be -- >> they're going to be in the parade tomorrow! >> they're going to be in the macy's thanksgiving day parade. we love you guys. thank you. "people" magazine has a special gift guide. and we were -- they asked us to include our picks for -- >> under 40 bucks. >> they told us under 30 by the time we picked. ours are under 30. >> you had some vino.
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i had some chocolates, jennifer miller bracelets. each 25 bucks. you have a cool bag. >> yep, yep. on the next page you have my little book. >> we certainly do. >> my little book "the three gifts." slippers from restoration hardware. laura mercier. grandma's coffee cake. unbelievable. they left out two things. not upset about, but disappointed. there's a difference. i put in hoda's book, too. >> allegedly. >> i did. how she survived everything. the world's catastrophe. >> and your kringle candle. >> smells like nantucket at christmas time. is it okay or not okay to seek comfort from your ex? what did i say? >> i guess it depends on who your ex is and how you exited. >> clever. >> play on words. >> hoda said no, it's not okay. he is your ex for a reason.
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don't complicate things. >> find another shoulder, for god's sake. there are lots of shoulders to cry on. >> you sure do. >> that's what i'm saying. >> it's also national espresso day. in our espresso cups is also -- 12:01 the third thursday november of each year. just in time for thanksgiving. which the french don't celebrate. $10 nationwide. we have a whole lot coming up. we have the american idol winnt inscg ccreer is going to share music with us. what a great guy he is. >> what a great year he's having. first, these messages. progresso. it fits!
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star brad paisley. this week america's newest idol -- come on, kathie lee. scotty mccreery is celebrating his debut cd "clear as day." >> both his album and his hit single "i love you this big," there it is, are officially certified gold. not bad for a kid who's still technically in high school. >> great to see you. happy thanksgiving. >> good to see y'all. happy thanksgiving, too. >> how fun to have your first cd out of songs written for you. >> we had guys in nashville, big meetings about what we wanted to write about. they were writing heavy for me. we got some good songs on there. >> how many did they give you to pick from? >> hundreds. the guys in nashville were kind of sifting through them. i got to pick from a few. we ended up with just 12. >> your life must have just completely transformed from the "american idol" day, the day you won to today. >> just a year ago we were packing for hollywood week.
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let alone be here. >> does it seem like a gazillion years ago or yesterday? >> seems like yesterday. this has been a fastest year. seems like i was just here. it's been cool, though. i've been enjoying every minute of it. >> how do they treat you at home? you're a senior in high school. do you go to class ever? >> yesterday when i left from school to go to the airport to fly here. i enjoy it. they treat me like i never left. a big football game friday night. one game away from the state championship. >> that'll be friday night? >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. >> what about singing in the macy's thanksgiving day parade. that's always a big honor. >> it's huge. i grew up going to grandma's house for thanksgiving. this will be the first thanksgiving away. we always watch the parade on her tv and football. we had a good time there. it'll be amaze heerg. it'll be cold. i was told to layer up. >> it's not going to be that bad now. it's going to be 52. >> it is? >> no rain. >> that's incredible. >> you come from a musical family, right? was it your mom or your dad who
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sang or both? >> they're both in the church choir. i kind of grew up around it. i had solos with the choir. i kind of grew up around it, yeah. >> around 13 for a boy, the voice starts to change. did you wake up one morning and it was -- or was it gradual? >> it was pretty quick. i kind of skipped that cracking stage. i didn't get bullied too much. >> you must have been like a peanut with this deep sage voice. do people tease you about it at all? >> they thought it was weird. if girls were getting calls from boys, they'd tell me to get on the phone, stop calling my daughter. it was pretty fun. >> how is dating like? you're 18 years old. in high school here. do you have a girlfriend back at home? >> not really. i'm a busy guy right now. i try to really focus on the music and stuff. that'll happen and take care of itself. i'm trying to lay low. >> you're going to go on the road with brad, big star. he likes to pull tricks on people, you're aware of that? >> oh, yeah. i participated on -- with blake
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shelton. we had remote control trucks that shot water. we rolled them on stage and started shooting. >> what was that like when he asked you to tour with him? >> he was talking to my manager and agent. they sent an e-mail. normally i don't check e-mails. i got my e-mail and it took me two seconds and reply and say absolutely. i'm on the road in january. >> you got to decide whether you're going to move to nashville when you graduate? >> college. that's a big thing. >> what are you thinking? >> you know, there's a college, nc state back at home in riley ten minutes from my house. there's a couple schools in nashville like beaumont we're looking at. it'd probably be easier to do this and be in college in nashville. i don't know if i want to move away from home yet. >> i couldn't wait for my son to leave. >> will you study music? >> i don't know if i'll do music or not. i'm kind of in music class every day now. >> you can try other things. >> we'll see. we'll see. >> we wish you great luck. >> congrats. >> have a really good time tomorrow.
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great holiday. stay sweet. i think the reason they treat you the same way back home is because you are still the same way. >> well, thank you. >> god bless you. >> you, too. up next, it's a photo op. pictures that'll have you saying, what? right after this. to the bargain detergent, but i found myself using three times more than you're supposed to and the clothes still weren't as clean as with tide. so we're back to tide. they're cuter in clean clothes. thanks, honey. yeah. you suck at folding. [ laughs ] [ female announcer ] just one cap of tide plus bleach gives you more cleaning power than six caps of the bargain brand. visit to learn about special offers. that's my tide. what's yours? it's all crossed out... it's 'cause i got everything on it. boom! thank you! [ male announcer ] black friday's here. deals start thursday 10 pm. but we're open all day and night so you don't have to wait outside. the only place to go on black friday. walmart. just unroll it
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photos. >> there were so many to choose from. the first is from jen in tameculah -- is that right? california. is my t-shirt trying to tell me something. look at the last two lines of this. >> do not clean. do not covet thy neighbor's wife. the rest of the ten commandments are on the back of the tag. >> crazy. >> can you imagine? there's no explanation for the shirt, either, as to what it is. good thing she reads labels. next one came from brenda duggen. would you buy this? look at the cereal name. hey, mom, will you grab some holy crap while you're at the store? there's not much left. it's pretty wholly. photo number through comes from sarah joelenbeck from caseyville, illinois. if he's going to sit at the table, he's going to have some manners. they got in the bad habit of letting cyrus sit at the table. they put this drink down. he decided to lick it.
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they were able to capture this. how adorable is cyrus? i love it. next a photo from judy aberthathy from linkenton, north carolina. i feel like the sign says it all. >> oh, my gosh. >> wow. >> there are no returns on that. >> that is perfect. >> i've got a feeling he's not going to be at the house when people go there. >> when i told you to pick up your stuff, i meant pick up your stuff. don bunting from california sent us this photo. is that really an essential? that was actually taken in lancaster, pennsylvania. >> the ammish. >> a rather conservative community. >> maybe they're just driving a buggy. >> see the buggy at the top. maybe with a buggy it's different. >> still, shouldn't drink and drive. >> finally, liz ring from lafayette, california, submitted this photo. should i get the loin to the plate or window box stew. decisions, decisions.
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look in the middle at number five. it was a literal translation from spanish. the loin to the plate with potatoes or stew of meat window box. >> i'll have an infusion, r seht, ki >> all right, kids. coming up next, grab your kids if they're around. we're going to dig into some thanksgiving day trivia. what if we could keep enough plastic waste to cover all of manhattan out of landfills each year? the equivalent of 140 million trash bags, gone. by using new glad trash bags, designed with reinforcing bands to be stronger with less plastic waste, we can. ♪ it's a small change that can make a big difference. ♪ it's all crossed out... it's 'cause i got everything on it. boom! thank you! [ male announcer ] black friday's here. deals start thursday 10 pm. but we're open all day and night so you don't have to wait outside. the only place to go on black friday. walmart.
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san francisco leaders giving a little bit of an olive branch to san francisco protesters. mayor ed lee wants protesters to relocate to a former high school site on mission street. the site, essentially a parking lot with adjacent portable classrooms, all secured by a fence. the city's board of education would have to approve this move. no word yet if occupy will agree. some protesters say the city is just trying to keep them out of site. well, the time is :2107. hal a cck onhe your weather and traffic right after this break. ♪ [ female announcer ] we know you've got a lot on your plate at thanksgiving. which is why safeway has everything you need to get it all done. right now, get a safeway frozen turkey up to 12 lbs, for just $5 each. cook your thanksgiving turkey perfectly with our free chef assistant app. it's foolproof. safeway. ingredients for life.
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welcome back to you. we have some clouds rolling in. the rain arrives late, but it's going to come down for the most part overnight tonight, and then we'll see these showers really start to subside as we kick off your thanksgiving morning. not expecting much in terms of rain. maybe half of an inch into places that get the most. higher elevations, might pick up upwards of an inch. otherwise, not expecting all that much rainfall. quick punch. and by friday, cool, cloudy conditions. saturday into sunday, we've got a warm-up on the way. let's check your drive now with mike. >> good turkey-cooking weather. looking to antioch, a little slow. westbound, still slow through antioch and eastbound through pittsburg. we have some construction there causing a little slowing there. oakland, no problems for 880 past the colosseum. a smooth drive between the colosseum and the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights were turned off earlier. a lot of people getting ready for the evening heading out of town drive. coming up at 11:00, food
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banks feeling the strain this holiday season, as they try to help thousands of needy families get food on the table. unfortunately, some are coming up short. we'll show you how you can help. plus, it's one of the busiest travel days of the year. we'll get you more on airport delays and m all right. we're back with more of today ready to play our weekly trivia game we call "who knew?" with thanksgiving just a day away we thought we'd try out holiday trivia. kathie lee, of course, over at the nbc experience store across the street ready to hand out 100 bucks to those who get the answers right. to those who don't, hey, they get her cd. isn't that lucky? here with me from "good housekeeping," the lifestyle director. are we ready? >> we're ready. >> across the street to kath. >> lovely lady and her girls who came to see me today. not justin bieber. right. you're from louisiana, right?
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what is the best way to defrost a turkey? is it on the counter, in the refrigerator, cold water or in the microwave oven. >> i'm going to go with "b." in the refrigerator. >> that's a smart mama. >> she knew that one. why is that the best spot? >> it's the safest way. when you defrost your turkey in the refrigerator, you want to leave it in the packaging, put n it in a shallow pan, 24 hours for every four to five pounds. the nice thing about this message, once you thaw it that way it can keep up to four days in the fridge. >> back across to kath. >> my new friend bailey from alabama. right, honey? which department store held the first thanksgiving day parade. gimbelss, jc penney, montgomery ward or macy's? >> macy's. >> was it gimbelds? >> it was. >> you want that one or this one? >> give her both. all right.
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gimbels. she was right on the second try. >> she was. the department store parade originated in 1920 with gimbels in philadelphia. it was the opposing retailer in the movie "miracle of 34th street." macy's followed suit in four years. we hear about the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> back across to kath. >> this gentleman is from orange, california. got a lot of family with him, i think. how many calories does the average person consume on thanksgiving? 3,000, 4,500, 5,000 or 5,500 calories? >> i'd say 4,500. >> how do you know that? >> that was great. okay. just so we're clear, one person, 4,500 calories? >> yes. and 229 grams of fat. that includes snacking and eating the meal. what it doesn't include is breakfast and that midnight raid on the kitchen. >> that's almost four days worth of food if you break it down for some people. >> it's a lot of exercise to work it off. >> no kidding. back across to kath. >> sweet girl from new jersey.
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honey, which of the following was not served at the first thanksgiving? deer, pumpkin, codfish or potatoes? >> i would have to say pumpkin. >> boy. >> oh, she's going to love my cd. stop it. >> all right. the correct answer is surprisingly, i think, potatoes. >> it is potatoes. at the time the settlers thought potatoes were poisons now. mashed potatoes were not on the menu for the first thanksgiving, sadly. >> another new jerseyite. how many turkeys are cooked each thanksgiving in america. 45 million, 50, 55 or 60 million. >> 60 million. >> boy, those cds are going like hot cakes. >> you know, hoda? i don't like your attitude today. i don't know what's going on. >> give them away. all right. 45 million turkeys. >> yep. 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten around thanksgiving. that accounts for one-sixth of all turkeys that are sold in the u.s. in a year. >> okay. time for one more.
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let's go back across the street. >> i've got little cali here. how much did the average shopper spend last year, cali, on black friday, the day after thanksgiving? was it 200, $250, 365 or $425. >> 365? >> you are a genius! >> cali is a genius! she got it right. 365 bucks on black friday. >> yes. that was 212 million shoppers that were spending that on average. >> oh, my gosh. boy. let's see what happens this year. >> right on. >> sarah, thanks, hon. coming up, animals any one of us may find trolling in our backyard. right after this. come on! wait for me! there it is. ah! hurry up. you're heavy. are you sure these letters will get to santa? yes, of course. hold still. almost there. a little bit higher. i can't hold you up much longer. ah! whoa! [ all giggle ] ♪ hi, fellas. hi, virginia. why are you on the floor?
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we're back with "today's call of the wild." while you might think this season is about turkey, the national wildlife federation's dave mizejewski is here to broaden those horizons. >> he's brought along animals
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native to north america in celebration of thanks giving. >> that's right. thanksgiving is a north american holiday. national wildlife federation actually focuses our work in north america. we have a new campaign called choose your cause that lets you pick what animals you want to protect. our first animal -- >> he's not being protected this year. >> he's a wild turkey. this is the only domesticated animal -- >> why are you holding him? >> -- that has come out of north america. >> why is he holding him? you did that on purpose! >> turkeys can fly. people don't think that they can. wild turkeys can fly. they walk around on the ground for the most part but they spend the night up in the trees. they have to be able to fly also to get away from their predators. this is the wild version of the turkey that we eat. it was domesticated originally in mexico, brought back to europe and really bred. and then the european colonists actually brought it back. it's possible that it was on the first thanksgiving dinner plate. the records just say fowl. it might have been duck. look at the color on this
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animal's head. feathers. perfectly camouflaged. >> he's got my neck. >> that's called a waddle. >> i know. i got two of them. i've got one there and i've got one here. >> you can see the spurs on his legs down here. >> yes. >> we were just talking about how people try to feed these animals, get up close to them. not a good idea. any wild animal. even something that looks this harmless could be potentially dangerous. if people get too close to it. >> he doesn't -- >> i'm happy to report he's not going to be on anyone's table tomorrow. >> okay. >> we're going to let him do his thing and go on to our next animal. >> what do you mean? >> i don't think his thing. i don't want him doing his thing around me. >> another great north american animal. you can come closer over here. >> that's all right. >> who wants the apple? >> we might give the apple to the beaver. >> last beaver we had, stunk. >> she doesn't have that bad of a smell yet. beavers are another north american animal that the early european colonists and native americans actually would have
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used as an important source of fur. their fur is really dense, waterproof, very warm. a big part of the early american economy, really, with the fur trade. look how cute. i mean, this is the largest rodent that we have in north america. they have little webbed feet. >> oh, oh, oh! >> ied on. >> still going! that is the largest urination. >> it's not a good segment unless i get peed on. >> here comes another one. go ahead. >> let's wait to see what the skunk does. that'll be great. >> that's an opossum. who calms it an opossum? >> no one. >> people that know what they're talking about. >> even i call them possums. these are the only north american marsupial which means they have a pouch. most marsupials are living down in australia. so they're kind of related to kangaroos. >> something smells.
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>> it's me, everyone. >> now it's dave. >> they have a great tail. >> let's bring out the last thing. >> bring out one that doesn't stink. so it's a bird. >> we have another bird. i won't touch you. now, you don't want to make jerky movements. this is a predator. this is a red-tailed hawk. now, if this turkey was a baby turkey, it would be on the menu for this hawk. obviously the turkey is far too big for this hawk to do any damage, too. if you want to turn around, maybe we could see the red tail here. this bird is named for these beautiful red feathers. >> they are beautiful. >> a species only found in north america. european colonists when they came over might not have been familiar with it. very common. this is the kind of animal you could see in your backyard. all across the country. they feed on squirrels and other smaller birds. >> bambino. would they eat my dog? >> they wouldn't eat your dog. now the turkey is going to -- >> i'm feeling the particular
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urge myself. >> if the turkey doesn't stop going -- is it embarrassed? >> have you no shame? >> everybody poops, you know. everybody pees. >> so far we're two out of three. >> our last animal is the indigo snake. >> that reeks. >> the largest snake in north america. >> why do we wear perfume around here? >> one of the largest snakes. this is a juvenile. it's an indigo snake. it can get way bigger. this is an endangered species. the choose your cause campaign, if you google it, is helping to protect these animals. make sure we have them for the future. >> thanks, dave. happy thanksgiving! up next, what? >> a meal well deserved after this. we're going to cook things up in the kitchen. i'm sorry, davy. >> please change your shirt. hi, could you read my list?
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"today's holiday kitchen" is brought to you by ocean spray. tastes good, good for you. >> time to head into "today's holiday kitchen." if you need help with your menu, consider the job done. >> if you're still looking for sides, scott conan's got them. chef and owner of scarpeto's restaurant. glad you weren't downstairs with us. it was scary, what happened. >> we've got to show you. maybe you could do a size dish of turkey. >> look at the bird! when it was over, oh, oh, oh! he's fine. >> he's fine. >> feathers grow back. >> tell that to the bird. >> he feels naked. what are we making, scott? >> that was so apptizing. >> because we're so hungry after that segment. >> good thing we're not doing turkey. we're doing a couple sides today. one of the things that we're doing is a -- kind of an autumn harvest casserole. so we have some eggs whisked here. i've roasted these vegetables. we throw the kale on top. finish it back in the oven for a few minutes. we put it in a casserole dish.
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>> what did you do? where'd you put the kale? >> the kale goes directly on top. we make this kind of custard mixture, this royale. cream inside. >> it was so healthy until you did this. >> what's that? parm? >> parmesan cheese. >> of course. >> roasted garlic inside there as well. >> bring it. >> freshly grated nutmeg. freshly grated nutmeg makes all the difference. >> does it? i don't know that i'd know if i tasted it. >> you would know it. >> okay. >> we take this beautiful light royale mixture. very light. >> pour it right over there. >> over these beautiful vegetables. we'll pop it in the oven. the importance of a water bath, i think, is really a good thing here. because we'll put it in the water bath, put it in the oven for about a half hour at 350 degrees. and then turn it around and finish it for an additional ten minutes. >> kath, you want to try? >> yep. >> i don't think i can do it. >> oh, my gosh. >> it's good, right?
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>> really healthy for you. >> the water bath again, why do that? >> it just really makes the temperature nice and even for the entire cooking time. >> what's the next side dish we're making? >> caramelized onions with potatoes. really simple. one of those things you can put it in the oven and kind of forget about it. that's the convenience of cooking for the holidays. you need to make things as simple as possible. >> garlic. fresh red pepper. >> we'll let that get brown color on those potatoes. a touch of chicken stock inside there. braise that in the oven for a little while. >> how long does that cook for? >> this will cook 20 minutes or so, it should be completely done. this is what you end up with. >> that looks good. >> roasted carrots with hazel nuts over the top. touch of chives. >> i can't eat an onion like that. it's got to be with something else. >> it's with potatoes. >> i'll try a potato. >> scott, delicious.
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>> oh, it was an onion! >> that's a potato. >> are you sure? >> thank you. that's delicious. up next, how to look white house worthy. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> these are good.
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not since the days of jackie o. has there been a first lady more talked about for her fashion status than michelle obama. now a new book reveals the secrets to the first lady's iconic style. >> mickey taylor is author of "commander in chic." >> hi there. >> how are you, honey? >> she is unique, isn't she? she dresses the way i think people think i could do that as well. relatable. >> absolutely. women everywhere love her accessible style. whatever she shows up in, you can get it, too. that's the best part. >> some of the evening gowns you can't. pretty extravagant.
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>> the takeaway is the look, the silhouette, great neckline, color. >> we'll get to that in a sec. >> let's talk cardigans. usually you see something more formal. michelle often wears cardigans. >> she's removed the style the first lady has to be in suits and jackets all the time. the cardigan is an adaptable piece. day tonight. weekend. evening receptions. she's shown you can have it and have it at every price point. >> like it. >> dress. she's got a unique style with her dresses. tell us about that. >> it's usually a fitted sheathe or a-line shift. the dress is like your no-brainer. you know that. >> easy. >> you can change its character just by a change of accessories. who do you -- what character do you want to give it today? whether it's a broach, fabulous pearls, the great conversation worthy shoe, you're dressed in nanoseconds. >> they look like something an average woman could wear. her shape is more average.
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>> absolutely. >> how tall is she? >> 5'11". >> wow. >> dresses allow her to look polished, pulled together. who doesn't want that? >> she pops the color. she doesn't always wear the same old deal. >> she wears color like a head of state. who but michelle obama would put a green chamise with a pink suede pump? >> she obviously has a stylist. >> she has her own dress code. the wardrobe is based on bankable pieces. here's the first lady we've ever seen who mixed what i call repeat performances in that she will wear a dress, a dress, a dress again in the public eye. >> good. >> a cardigan again in the public eye. >> we'now we're talking evening gowns. >> she knows her assets, too. that's the secret to being a great dresser. that and having a fabulous tailor or seamstress in your life. >> you've known her for a long time. has her style changed over the years? >> no. the same michelle obama i met in
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2006, worked with in her home in 2008, even when i met in the white house when she became first lady, that dress code of michelle obama defining what works for her, it has evolved, but it's still in the same lane. >> thank you. her hair and make-up, now, has really evolved. >> thanks, honey. >> thank you. >> happy thanksgiving. >> we want to wish everybody a happy thanksgiving because you and i are not going to be here. >> we're going to be preempted by a little something called the macy's thanksgiving day parade right here on nbc. we'll be back. see you on friday with ambush makeothers and a special performance by susan boyle. have an awesome thanksgiving. god bless you all. -- captions by vitac --
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